News Release 235

Capitol Circle Drive and portion of Broadway Street to close April 23 for Earth Day Event

Volume 38-235 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Hylan Beydler
573-578-2118

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 20, 2010 -- Capitol Circle Drive and a portion of Broadway Street will close temporarily on Friday, April 23, to accommodate the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' annual Earth Day celebration.

Vehicle access to Capitol Circle Drive will be blocked from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for safety reasons. Street parking along the east side of the 200 block of Broadway Street will also be restricted.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. on the Capitol’s south lawn. Participation is free and will feature interactive environmental displays, educational games, entertainment and more. On the Earth Day stage, the department will present several games of Environmental Survivor, which will test the environmental knowledge of students in attendance. Environmental Survivor will be hosted by 94.3 KAT Country personalities Kevin Hilley and Erin Hart. The World Bird Sanctuary returns to Earth Day, compliments of the Missouri American Water Company.

The event is geared toward fifth-grade students, but is open to the public. Nearly 1,000 students are scheduled to attend.  Earth Day turns 40 this year and this is the department's 16th annual Earth Day celebration in which state and federal agencies come together to help educate young people about protectingby the environment.

For more information, visit the department’s Earth Day Web page at dnr.mo.gov/earthday/.

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