News Release 169

Volunteers at Castlewood State Park to celebrate 20th National Public Lands Day

Volume 39-169 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Volunteers at Castlewood State Park are invited to join visitors across the nation to recognize the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 28. The day’s events will focus on improvement activities in the park, including cleanup and clearing of overgrown honeysuckle plants. Volunteers should meet at the park office at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers and guests are also invited on an interpretive history hike and to a National Public Lands Day celebration. Participants at Castlewood State Park will join more than 170,000 volunteers that are expected at more than 2,100 sites across the country.

Volunteers will also have the 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.

Castlewood State Park is located off of Highway 141, then west on Big Bend Road to Ries Road, then turn left on Ries Road. The park entrance is at the intersection of Kiefer Creek and Ries Roads. For more information about the event, call the park at 636-227-4433. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.