Friday, August 24, 2012

Missouri State Parks hosts open house and bat event Sept. 1 at Onondaga Cave State Park

The "lily pad room" in Onondaga Cave...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house Saturday, Sept. 1, at Onondaga Cave State Park near Leasburg. The open house, which also celebrates the Year of the Bat, will begin at 10 a.m. in the visitor center.
Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will provide an opportunity for staff to update the public on events and projects at the park. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park’s operations and facilities.
The Year of the Bat is a two-year-long global species awareness initiative, undertaken by The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals and the Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats. Throughout the day, games, raffles and other fun activities will take place with all prizes being bat-oriented. Visitors can watch a movie about bat conservation, play a game about bat facts or fiction or just visit to learn about these incredibly fascinating masters of our night skies.
The open house is part of an ongoing effort by Missouri State Parks to ensure citizens have input on facilities and services offered in state parks and historic sites.
Onondaga Cave State Park is located off Hwy I-44, seven miles south on Hwy. H from the Leasburg, exit 214. People requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling Onondaga Cave State Park at 573-245-6576. For information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.