July 19, 2016

Contact: Communications Office

Aquatic life interpretive program at Prairie State Park July 30

Visitors are invited to an aquatic life interpretive program at Prairie State Park. The event will be held at 1 p.m. July 30 at the picnic area of Prairie State Park located near Mindenmines.

Guests of this program will learn about different organisms that live in water and how these organisms determine whether the water is clean or not. This program will also inform guests on how these different animals are important to the ecosystem.

It is recommended that guests bring shorts, wading shoes and a change of clothes, as participants may get wet.

Prairie State Park is located at 128 NW 150th Lane, Mindenmines. For more information about the event, call 417-843-6711.  Missouri State Parks is supported by the one-tenth of one-percent Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, which accounts for approximately 75 percent of the budget to repair, improve and maintain state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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