October 29, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Reminder: Informational meetings planned for Rock Island Corridor

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 26, 2018 – Missouri State Parks will hold a series of three informational meetings in communities along the Rock Island Line Corridor. The purpose of the open house-style meetings will be to discuss the potential effects on communities, citizens and Missouri State Parks if the corridor were to be developed into a long-distance recreational trail.

Representatives from Missouri State Parks will be present at the meetings to receive input from the public and to provide information about the corridor.

The meetings will include information about the potential costs of trail development and operations, public safety, landowner and legal issues, environmental and natural resource issues and property management options.

The three meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Monday, Oct. 29
Scenic Regional Library
503 S. Olive St., Owensville

Tuesday, Oct. 30
Morgan County Library
600 N. Hunter St., Versailles

Thursday, Nov. 1
Citizen’s Civic League Hall
301 Olive St, Meta

Based upon information provided by Missouri State Parks regarding the Rock Island Corridor, the public can submit comments to the Missouri State Parks website from Oct. 29 through Nov. 30, 2018, at

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 800-334-6946.

For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.