News Release 001

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Volume 39-001 (For Immediate Release)
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Missouri State Parks is inviting the public to come to Long Branch State Park on Wednesday, June 26 at noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event will dedicate the seawall and day-use area at the beach on Long Branch Lake.

Long Branch State Park partnered with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the Long Branch Lake Association to build this improvement, which has stabilized a portion of the lake shore adjacent to the beach while creating a scenic area for everyone to come enjoy. Block steps, additional sidewalk and picnic sites are some amenities that have been added to the seawall.

A visit to Long Branch State Park is also a great opportunity to log miles as a part of the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles challenge.

To celebrate Missouri’s distinction as the “Best Trails State” by American Trails and to encourage Missourians to enjoy the outdoors, Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon are inviting Missourians to join them in completing 100 Missouri Miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.

For more information and to take the Challenge, visit Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.

Long Branch State Park is located two miles west of the U.S. Highway 63 and 36 junctions in Macon County. For more information about the event, call the park at 660 773 5229. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.