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Earth Day Cleanup in Sarcoxie, MO

Ozark Regional Land Trust is pleased to invite you to an upcoming Volunteer Workday at Sarcoxie Cave and Spring in historic Sarcoxie, MO on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

A stream flowing from a caveSarcoxie Cave and Spring is one of ORLT’s most unique projects. The main features of the site are a scenic bluff, historic cave, springs, and spring branch that provide habitat for the rare Ozark cavefish and Arkansas darter. All of this just steps from the historic Sarcoxie Square.

ORLT, the City of Sarcoxie, and the Missouri Department of Conservation have partnered to transform this special place into a low-impact public park with a trail and pond while enhancing the natural features of the property.

We need your help! Come kick off Earth Day Celebrations by helping ORLT and Sarcoxie clean up this important area! We will be clearing invasive plants, disassembling a foot bridge that needs rebuilding, cleaning up trash, and taking water quality samples as part of the Sarcoxie Stream Team.

There is no electricity or running water at the site. Please bring work gloves, loppers, hand-saws, shovels, drinking water, a picnic lunch if you like, and a friend! ORLT will provide extra water to refill people’s bottles and trash bags.

Please contact Nic Rogers at narogers@orlt.org or (307)-343-2687 if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing friends old and new in Sarcoxie! Thank you for all of your help!

Directions to Sarcoxie Cave and Spring:

Sarcoxie Cave and Spring is right off the town square in Sarcoxie, MO.  From east or west on Highway 44, take Sarcoxie exit #29 and go south into town. Just past a small grocery on the left, turn left on 5th Street. Go one block to the square and turn right onto Cross Street. Continue straight ahead just past the square, cross a small bridge and railroad track and you are there.

Google Maps link to property: https://goo.gl/maps/cTwkbf7ckwn

Schulze Nature Preserve Grand Opening

Join us Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Washington, Missouri! Ozark Regional Land Trust will be welcoming guests and giving guided tours to showcase this wonderful property.

We are incredibly pleased to announce the grand opening of the Schulze nature Preserve in Washington, Missouri.  After much planning, hard work, and dedication by volunteers and staff the Schulze Nature Preserve is ready to welcome the public and showcase the beauty and nature of our Ozarks.

Directions:  When coming from the east on Highway 100, turn right onto Bluff Road at the signal (left if you are coming from the west) on the western edge of Washington.  A short distance will bring you to a split in the road where it meets Westlink Drive at the beginning of the industrial park. Turn to the left (this will still be Bluff Road even though you will be turning), go up the hill, and then turn at the first road on the right: ME Frick Road. (You will see Frick's Quality Meats on your right.) Take this road a short distance up a hill, and there will be an entrance road for Frick's straight ahead when ME Frick Road turns to the left.  Take this road straight to the bottom of the hill where the pavement ends. The last gravel parking spaces are part of the preserve.

Annual Member’s Meeting and Guided Missouri River Canoe Float Trip

Ozark Regional Land Trust’s Annual Member’s Meeting and Guided Missouri River Canoe Float Trip

Saturday, June 9, 2018 Columbia, Missouri

Orr Street Art Studios 106 Orr Street

Pre-registration required for both the meeting and the float trip.  Email:  ktlee@orlt.org or call the ORLT office at 573-817-2020.  Float trip  cost is $35.00 per person

Special Guest Speaker – Dave Murphy, Missouri Department of Conservation Commissioner

Agenda

9:30 – 12:15 Membership Meeting

12:15 – 1:00 – Lunch (provided)

1:15 – Depart for Missouri River Canoe Trip

After lunch, drive to Rocheport (20 min. west) for a canoe trip led by a Lewis & Clark historian and River naturalist with Mighty MO!  ORLT members will join board members and staff on a guided canoe trip from Rocheport, MO downriver to Huntsdale – a total paddle of 6.6 miles on the Missouri River.  Might MO’s super stable touring kayaks and canoes make this trip do-able for beginners and long-time paddlers alike.  Most first-timers are amazed at how accessible, easy & safe their first paddle on the Missouri River can be.  We’ll use the river and the sandbars as our classroom as we talk about the area’s Lewis & Clark history, how the river has changed in the last 200 years and more!  Once we arrive in Huntsdale, you can ride back in the Mighty-MO shuttle vehicle or grab your bike off their shuttle’s bike rack and pedal the 6.6 miles back to Rocheport.  Visit http://www.mighty-mo.com for more information.

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