News Release 326

Help plant a tree in a Missouri state park

Volume 38-326 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 2, 2010 -- You can help plant a tree in a Missouri state park without even lifting a shovel. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is participating in the Odwalla Plant a Tree Program that allows people across the nation to vote for the state park system where they want trees planted.

Odwalla has committed $200,000 to the campaign and each vote will be equal to $1 that can be used for trees. The number of votes a state receives will determine the number of dollars it earns to purchase and plant trees in state parks.  Voting began May 25 and will continue through Aug. 15 or until the $200,000 is allotted.    

"State parks are one of our greatest natural resources and we can use these trees to enhance not only the parks themselves but the experience of our visitors," said Bill Bryan, director of the department's Division of State Parks. Native trees will be used for landscaping and restoration needs throughout the state park system.

To vote for Missouri state parks, go to and click on the link to vote and receive more information about the Odwalla Plant a Tree program.

For information on Missouri state parks, go to