Eldon: Rock Island Trail Viewed as Important Part of Community Revitalization, public meetings to decide fate of Rock Island corridor Oct 29, Oct 30, Nov 1 | KRMS Radio

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The Eldon community is seeing a resurgence with announcements of a new factory and jobs coming to town.  Now a proposed rail trail could be part of that. 

Superintendent of Schools Matt Davis says that proximity creates opportunities for incentive programs based on healthy activity, both by the companies and the school district, which will benefit everyone at the end of the day.

But for any of that to happen, the trail has to be approved.  After initially gaining support under Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri State Parks started re-evaluating the plan under Governor Greitens.  Those who support the trail are encouraged to contact the state parks division and let them know.  You can also attend an informational meeting planned for October 30th at 5:30 in the Morgan County Public Library in Versailles.

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-Owensville, Monday, October 29, 5-7.30 p.m. Scenic Regional Library, 503 S. Olive St.

-Versailles, Tuesday, October 30, 5-7.30 p.m. Morgan County Library, 600 N. Hunter St.

-Meta, Thursday, November 1, 5-7.30 p.m. Citizens Civic League Hall, 301 Olive St.

The Missouri Parks Association issued an alert this week letting everyone know that attendance at these meetings (if at all possible--they are in distant locations for many Missourians) and submitting substantive written comments at the meetings or online is absolutely vital.

The decision to accept or reject the donation of the Rock Island Corridor will be made within the next few months, and the written public comments received at these meetings may very well make the difference.

More details and suggestions for your written comments here: