up to .8
Front row, L to
R: Range Reid Johnson, Dawn Fredrickson, Joe Snook, Janet Snook, Jan Neitzert,
Susan Trautman, Tom Lovell. Back row, L to R:
Mark McHenry, Bill Bryan, Barbara Tulipane, Bob Johnson, Dan Paige.
Phil Hayward (NRPA)
the week of June 27-30, representatives from NRPA spent several days in
Missouri. CEO Barbara Tulipane, magazine Editor Phillip Hayward and Board
member Bob Johnson visited the St. Louis area first, including a comprehensive
tour of the Great Rivers Greenway system. Over the next two days, they joined
in a 35-mile ride on KATY Trail State Park’s bicycle route, along with team
members from DNR and the Division of State Parks and MPRA (Tom Lovell, Janet
Snook, Mark McHenry, Jan Neitzert, Joe Snook). They also spent a day experiencing the Kansas
City area’s resources and visiting with MPRA members there.
Wednesday, June 29, a reception was held at Riverside Park in Jefferson City.
Governor Jay Nixon attended the reception and greeted the group with comments
reflecting his support for all that parks and recreation do for Missourians’
quality of life. He presented a formal proclamation declaring July “Parks and
Recreation Month” in Missouri, and spent considerable time discussion related
issues with Ms. Tulipane and professionals in attendance. Local legislators Jay
Barnes and Mike Bernskoetter, along with a number of MPRA Park Board and
to Great Rivers Greenway, Jefferson City Parks and Recreation, DNR/State Parks,
Governor Nixon’s office and all MPRA members who took the time to make this
visit so beneficial.
MPRA Room Block
deadlines are approaching
1-3 in Atlanta,
a room block
at the Sheraton
deadline for housing
in Missouri's room block
is Friday, the 29th!
Don't wait - reserve
your room today!
is excited about two
planned for September
8 and October 17.
here for more information
A Request from
Do you have a 50 meter or 25
meter pool with either an air supported structure
or an actual structure
enclosing it? If so, could you please provide information on:
Cost of one or the other
Air and Heating units and
Plant a Tree in a Missouri
State Park and Joplin
You can help plant a tree in a Missouri state park and in the city of Joplin
without lifting a shovel. Missouri State Parks is participating again this year
in the Odwalla Plant a Tree Program that allows people across the nation to vote
where they want trees planted. The
number of votes a state receives will determine the number of dollars it earns
to purchase and plant trees in state parks.
If you enter the six-character code printed inside the Missouri state
park system’s new Welcome Kit, Odwalla will donate an extra dollar per vote.
Voting will continue through Aug. 31, 2011.
"This is the second year Missouri
State Parks has participated in this program because we know how important trees
are to the landscape and the people who enjoy them. This year, we are helping
our neighbors in Joplin and will donate as many trees as we can to the city of
Joplin and Joplin city parks,” said Bill Bryan, director of Missouri State
To vote for Missouri state parks and
help the city of Joplin, go to mostateparks.com and click on the link to vote
and receive more information about the Odwalla Plant a Tree program, or go to http://www.odwalla.com/plantatree.
you made it to a Blue
Bird Disc Golf Event
and Courses are Receiving
Rave Reviews! GREAT
Job to all Involved!
Below are some photos
from July 16 at Young
Park in Blue Springs
own or manage
a few minutes
In April, Springfield was recognized as the first community in Missouri
to achieve the Governor’s Children in Nature Community award. Congratulations,
Region 2: the next region meeting will be in Mexico
on August 3, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.. Come and learn about the Did You Know
program and how to facilitate it in your department. The meeting will be
take place at the "Old Country Church" facility at Fairgrounds Park. The address
is 501 South Muldrow, Mexico MO 65265. For help with directions please contact
Chad Shoemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at 573-721-2045. Please RSVP with Region Director Scott Caron