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Information is being sought on vandals that damage Mark Twain National Forest recreation sites in southwest Missouri.“Every beginning of the recreation season, we find a number of sites that have been vandalized,” said Mark Twain National Forest Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District Ranger Jenny Farenbaugh. “Signs are stolen, shot up, ran over; buildings are broken into and trash is dumped on national forest property. These are sites for everyone to enjoy.”According to Mark Twain National Forest Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs District Recreation Manager Darla Rein, a number of sites have
been vandalized throughout the district in Barry, Christian, Douglas, Howell, Ozark, Stone and Taney counties.If you should see vandalism occurring, please contact the Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District at (417) 683-4428 to report it.Rein said anyone caught vandalizing government property will be subject to fines and restitution of property, including costs of employee salaries to make repairs.“We would appreciate your support in helping us to protect your forest lands and facilities,” Farenbaugh said.Mark Twain National Forest is the largest public land manager in Missouri with 1.5 million acres in 29 counties in southern and central Missouri. Mark Twain National Forest is managed to restore Missouri’s natural communities and maintain a healthy, working forest.
Mark Twain National Forest used as Garbage Dump