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    Missouri State Parks Hosts Informational Meeting Sept. 7 at Finger Lakes State Park

    The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting Friday, Sept. 7 at Finger Lakes State Park near Columbia. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the park contact station and the public is invited.

    Staff from the park will present an overview of the park and provide information about the status of park projects, park rules and regulations. Information will be provided on the Recreational Trails Program grants that will be used to make changes to the motocross track area and relocate the youth riding area. Staff will provide information on the new canoe rental opportunities and trail volunteers will be given the opportunities to sign up for trail workdays for both ORV trails and mountain bike trails. Following the meeting, a free kayak demonstration will be provided for those that pre-register by calling 573-443-5315.

    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.

    Finger Lakes State Park is located 10 miles north of Columbia off Highway 63 in Boone County. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling the park directly 573-443-5315. For information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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