State Parks plans informational meeting on Rock Island corridor Monday at library

JEFFERSON CITY — 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.

The three meetings will each be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on their respective dates.

The first meeting is  Monday, Oct. 29, at Scenic Regional Library’s Owensville branch office, 503 S. Olive Street (Highway 19 South across from Save-A-Lot).

A meeting is planned Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Morgan County Library, 600 N. Hunter Street, in Versailles.

The third meeting is Thursday, Nov. 1, at Citizen’s Civic League Hall, 301 Olive Street, in Meta.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling 800-334-6946. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.