Ozark National Scenic Riverways Plans to Celebrate National Trails Day

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News Release Date: May 27, 2016

Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-8028

VAN BUREN, MO:Ozark National Scenic Riverways will offer several activities on June 4 and 5 in celebration of National Trails Day and the National Park Service Centennial.

On June 4, the Scenic Rivers Stream Team Association will sponsor a cleanup day on the Jacks Fork River followed by a BBQ supper at the Alley Spring picnic area.Special presentations by the Ozark Trail Association will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in the campground amphitheaters at Big Spring, Alley Spring, Round Spring and Pulltite.On Sunday, June 5, a Prize Hike will be held at the Pulltite Campground at 8:30 a.m.

The Ozark Trail Association and Ozark National Scenic Riverways are partnering to sponsor a 100 Mile Challenge.Participants can hike or paddle 100 miles in the Riverways or on the Ozark Trail in 2016 and receive a complimentary vehicle sticker recognizing this accomplishment. Entry forms may be picked up at any Visitor Center or downloaded from the park website.For more information about National Trails Day activities or the 100 Mile Challenge, contact Ranger Dave Tobey at (573)323-8093.

These programs are part of a series of activities and events planned at Ozark National Scenic Riverways throughout 2016 to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.We invite you to find your park and discover new activities and adventures in your own backyard!

For more information about the Riverways and upcoming centennial programs, call (573) 323-4236 during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;visit the park's Facebook page, or website at www.nps.gov/ozar.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people.

Last updated: May 27, 2016

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