State Parks plans meetings on future of Rock Island corridor Oct 29, Oct 30, Nov 1 | Gasconade County Republican

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Missouri State Parks will hold a series of three informational meetings in communities along the proposed Rock Island trail corridor including one in Owensville on Monday.

Missouri State Parks officials said the purpose of the open house-style meetings will be to discuss the potential effects on communities, citizens and Missouri State Parks if the Rock Island corridor was to be developed into a long-distance recreational trail.

The meetings will include information about the potential costs of trail development and operations, public safety, landowner and legal issues, environmental and natural resource issues and property management options.

MoBikeFed comment:

-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:

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