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Contact: Cathy Runge, 573-323-4806
Contact: Dena Matteson, 573-323-4814VAN BUREN, MO: Join Park Rangers at Big Spring on Saturday, April 29th at 10 a.m. for a nature and wildflower hike that will be fun for the whole family. The ½- mile hike will begin at the Big Spring Lodge parking lot and follow the trails through the Big Spring area. Springtime is an exciting season to learn about our local flora, as the landscape around the rivers and springs bursts forth with native plants and flowers. Big Spring is home to a wide variety of beautiful flowering plants. Have fun exploring the area and learning to identify the park’s abundant wildflowers!
Participants should come prepared with sturdy hiking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather, including rain gear in case of light rain. In the event of heavy rain or lightning, the hike will be canceled. In addition, hikers may wish to bring water, sunscreen and insect repellent. This event is free and will be enjoyable for all ages. For more information, call Park Ranger Cathy Runge at 573-323-4806 or e-mail us.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways preserves the free-flowing Current and Jacks Fork Rivers, the surrounding natural resources, and the unique cultural heritage of the Ozark people. For more park information, visit the park’s Facebook page or website at www.nps.gov/ozar, or phone (573)323-4236.