News Release 162

Informational meeting scheduled at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site Sept. 21

Volume 39-162 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to an informational meeting Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site near Butler. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the historic site’s covered shelter.

Recent accomplishments at the historic site and future plans will be highlighted during this informational meeting. Visitors are invited to share comments on the site’s services and operations. This public 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 Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site 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.

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site is located west of Butler off of Highway 52 west in Bates County. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly at (417) 276-4259. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.