News Release 295

Informational meeting planned June 8 at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Volume 38-295 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 17, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at Ha Ha Tonka State Park near Camdenton.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on the castle lawn and is open to the public. Following the short meeting, there will be an outdoor concert by the Lake Area Community Orchestra.

At the meeting, park staff will highlight recent accomplishments like the new rock blanket that protects the shoreline in the spring day-use area and provides improved fish habitat. This project was a partnership between the park, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Conservation. Information will be provided about a proposal to expand the Turkey Pen Hollow Oak Woodlands Natural Area. The 2010 schedule for the “Something on Saturday” programs that will be held this summer will be available.

Everyone is invited to share comments and ask questions about the park and its services.  The informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure that the public has input on services provided in state parks and historic sites. 

Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located five miles southwest of Camdenton off U.S. Highway 54 on Highway D.  People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at 573-346-2986 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at mostateparks.com 

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