News Release 149

Informational meeting scheduled at Van Meter State Park on Sept. 7

Volume 39-149 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Van Meter State Park near Miami. The informational meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in Missouri’s American Indian Cultural Center located in Van Meter State Park. Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the informational meeting, including the many projects currently being undertaken by the State Park Youth Corps. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s services and operations. This informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.

A visit to Van Meter 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, Gov. 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.

Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles northwest of Marshall on Highway 122 in Saline County. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park at (660) 886-7537. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.