Volunteer training session to be held at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | 5:18 p.m. CDT; updated 10:25 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 29, 2012

COLUMBIA — Missouri State Parks is holding an open training session for anyone interested in volunteering at or learning more about Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Training, which will be held both inside and outdoors, will cover the park’s history, mission and basic biology, hydrology and geology. While the program is designed for adults, youth aged 10-17 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.


What: Volunteer training for Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Where: Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, 5901 South Highway 163

When: 1:30 to 5 p.m., June 3

Call: 449-7400

Opportunities for trained volunteers include:

  • presenting programs for children and adults,
  • patrolling trails,
  • conducting frog, toad and butterfly surveys,
  • controlling invasive plant species,
  • assisting with prescribed burns,
  • maintenance and office work,
  • researching cultural history.

The training will be from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3. Participants are to meet at the park office. There is a 25-person limit, said Roxie Campbell, volunteer coordinator of the park.

Advance registration is required and may be done by contacting Campbell at 449-7400 or visiting the park office.

Supervising editor is Celia Darrough.

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