Adopt-A-Park Program

Is your organization or family looking for a way to volunteer some time and make a difference? Organizations, families or businesses now have the opportunity to adopt an area or project in a state park or historic site. Here is how it works:

  • Check out the adoptable areas and projects for the facility where you are interested in volunteering by clicking on the park/historic site to the right.
  • The group leader should contact the facility to discuss options and a potential schedule.
  • The group commits to two years of service, completing 200 volunteer hours each year.
  • Once your group or family family adopts an area or project, they will be recognized on this web page. After 100 hours of service, a sign recognizing your group’s efforts will be placed at the park or historic site.

Adoptable Areas and/or Projects for Each Facility

Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock 660-837-3330
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Special-Use Area
    Push mowing
    Weed-eating
    rimming brush
    Cleaning out fire grates

Available
  • Campground
    Clean out fire grates at 47 campsites
Available
  • Overlook
    Trim and remove brush to keep view open
Available
  • Trails
    Maintain Pierre a Fleche and River Landing trails
    Repair and smooth out tread ways
    Trim intruding brush and branches
    Remove downed limbs and trees from trail
Available
  • Grounds Maintenance
    Rake the lots on both sides of the J. Huston Tavern, courthouse, Bingham house, and Hall house
    Weed iris and lily beds
    Trim shrubs and hedges
Available
  • Sidewalk
    Pull and relay brick walk at Korte House and courthouse and fronting Main Street at Hall house
Available
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood 636-458-3813
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Wirth Road
Available
  • Guy Park Road (valley area)
Available
  • Guy Park Road (front gate to visitor center)
Available
  • Cochran Road
Available
  • Monument Field
Available
  • Woodbine Trail
Available
  • Hawthorn Trail
Available
  • Virginia Day Trail
Available
  • Dogwood Trail
Available
  • Bicycle Trail
Available
  • Equestrian Trail (trailhead to stable on east side of park)
Available
  • Equestrian Trail (stable to trailhead on west side of park)
Available
  • Picnic Shelters (Cochran and Walnut Grove)
Available
  • Campground
Available
  • Special-use Area/Amphitheater
Available
Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson 573-856-4411
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Shut-Ins swimming hole/Shut-Ins Trail
    Trash pick up
Available
  • Paved Bicycle Trail
    Exotic species removal
Available
  • Equestrian Campground
    Exotic species removal
Available
  • Big Creek Glade Wild Area
    Cedar removal
Available
  • Hiking Shelters
    Graffiti removal
Available
  • Big Creek
    Trash pick up
Available
  • Special event assistants
Available
  • Paint projects
Available
  • Graffiti removal from picnic tables
Available
  • Set rock at fire tower and cabin area
Available
  • Tree identification project
Available
  • Assist in the visitor center
Available
  • Re-shingle kiosks
Available
Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Athens 660-877-3871
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Park roads (three miles)
Available
  • Mill Trail (.25 mile)
Available
  • Snow Trillium Trail (three miles)
Available
  • Lake Day-Use Area
Available
  • Playground Day-Use Area
Available
  • Campground
Available
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site, Carthage 417-682-2279
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Entire Site
    Trail work
    General cleanup 
Available
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, Lexington 660-259-4654
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Battlefield pathway and garden
Available
  • Gardening
Available
  • Trimming and removing trees in front of the Anderson House
Available
  • Splitting rails
Available
Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon 417-532-4338
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Individual or all trails
    minor maintenance and upkeep
Available
  • Litter pick up in the following areas
    Three fishing zones
    Campgrounds
    Along roads
    Shelter areas
    Cabin areas
    River access
Available
Big Oak Tree State Park, East Prairie 573-649-3149
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Bottomland Trail
    Maintenance
Available
Big Sugar Creek State Park, Pineville 417-847-2539
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Ozark Chinquapin Trail
Available
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville 573-243-4591
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • The trail to the cemetery
    currently one half mile long – needs continual trail maintenance
Available
  • The stream bank and stream
    clean out debris, trash, cut down vegetation, distribute silt naturally to cut down island formation
Available
Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site, Ash Grove 417-751-3266
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
Entire Site Pi Kappa Alpha, Missouri State University
  • Highway V
    Trash pick up
Available
  • Hiking Trails
    Maintenance
Available
  • Heritage Vegetable Garden
    Planting and care
Available
  • Annual whitewashing of the Boone home and yard fence  
Available
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site, Sedalia 660-827-0510
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Site Gardens
    Upkeep site gardens following established plans
Available
Castlewood State Park, Ballwin 636-227-4433
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Exotic Species Eradication
    The park could be divided into sections
    Removal
    Maintenance
    Restoration
Available
  • Trail Monitoring/Maintenance
    Adopt a trail or a portion, if a longer trail
    Monitor
    Assist in repair and maintenance
Available
  • Trash Removal
    Cyclic trash and debris removal by area
Available
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site, Higginsville 660-584-2853
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Cleaning the headstones in the cemetery
Available
  • Policing and cleaning up the playground area
Available
  • Policing and cleaning up the Pergola site
Available
Crowder State Park, Trenton 660-359-6473
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Thompson River riparian area (River Forks Trail area)
    Litter removal
    Invasive plant species removal
    Conduct habitat surveys – monitor plant species 
Available
  • Thompson River riparian area (Thompson Trail area)
    Litter removal
    Invasive plant species removal
    Conduct habitat surveys – monitor plant species
Available
  • Red Bud Trail
    Litter removal
    Trimming of trees
    Keeping park staff informed of larger issues
Available
  • River Forks Trail
    Litter removal
    Trimming of trees
    Keeping park staff informed of larger issues
Available
  • Tall Oaks Trail
    Litter removal
    Trimming of trees
    Keeping park staff informed of larger issues
Available
  • South Thompson Trail
    Litter removal
    Trimming of trees
    Keeping park staff informed of larger issues
Available
  • North Thompson Trail
    Litter removal
    Trimming of trees
    Keeping park staff informed of larger issues
Available
  • Thompson Cemetery
    Litter removal
    Weed-eating/mowing of area
    Must be cautious of gravestones
Available
  • Shelter 3 Picnic Area
    Litter removal
    Painting/staining of pedestrian bridges
Available
  • Shelter 1 Picnic Area
    Litter removal
    Raking/fluffing of playground wood chips
Available
  • Shelter 2 Picnic Area
    Litter removal
    Periodic cleaning of enclosed shelter – window washing, refrigerator
Available
  • Special-Use Area
    Litter removal
Available
  • Prairie Restoration Area (Equestrian Parking lot area)
    Invasive species removal
Available
Cuivre River State Park, Troy 636-528-7247
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Lone Spring Trail
Available
  • Big Sugar Creek Trail
Available
  • Cuivre River Trail
Available
  • Blackhawk Point Mountain Bike Trail
Available
  • Lake Lincoln
    Trail trim
    Pick up litter
    Treat exotic species
Available
  • Shady 80
    Litter patrol
    Monitor area
Available
  • Park entrance
    Maintain prairie wildflower plantings
    Collect seeds
    Litter patrol
    Remove exotic species
Available
  • Big Sugar Creek (above the picnic area)
    Litter patrol
    Remove little rock dams
    Water quality monitoring
    Remove exotic species 
Available
  • Prairie and savanna restoration
    Collect seeds
    Conduct surveys
    Control exotic and invasive species
Available
Current River State Park, Salem 573-858-3015
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Glade restoration
    Cut and burn cedar trees and other encroaching plants on several glades
Available
  • Exotic species removal
Available
  • Trail renovation/new trail construction
    Restore existing hiking trail
    Lay out and construct new trail (pending approval)
Available
  • Historic building renovation
    Repair windows and window screens
    Paint woodwork
    Stain buildings
    Replace damaged siding (need experience with historic carpentry)
Available
Deutschheim State Historic Site, Hermann 573-486-2200
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Strehly House backyard flower beds
 Available
  • Yards
    Yard work
 Available
Dillard Mill State Historic Site, Davisville 573-244-3120
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trail maintenance
Available
  • Interpretive programs
    Outdoor skills
    Fishing clinics
    Outdoor cooking
    Orienteering
    GPS
    Leave No Trace
    History
Available
  • Stream clean-up
Available
Elephant Rocks State Park, Belleview 573-546-3454
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Braille Trail
    maintenance
Available
  • Engine House Trail
    maintenance
Available
Finger Lakes State Park, Columbia 573-443-5315
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Picnic Area
Available
  • Swim Beach
Available
  • Kelly Branch Mountain Bike Trail – South Loop
Available
  • Kelly Branch Mountain Bike Trail – North Loop
Available
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles 636-940-3322
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Garden areas
St. Charles County Master Gardeners
Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob 573-546-3454
Adoptable Project:
Adopted by:
  • Civil War living history and school day interpretation
    Civil War re-enacting groups only
Available
Graham Cave State Park, Danville 573-564-3476
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Upper Picnic Area
Available
Invasive species removal (including eastern red cedars) and litter patrol of the following areas:  
  • Graham Cave Glades Natural Area – North/National Historic Landmark Area (31 acres)
Available
  • Graham Cave Blades Natural Area – Middle/National Historic Landmark Area (one acre)
Available
  • Graham Cave Glades Natural Area – South Ridge/National Historic Landmark Area (41 acres)
Available
  • Cave Glade/National Historic Landmark Area (one acre)
Available
  • Upper Cave Ridge/National Historic Landmark Area (11 acres)
Available
  • Indian Glades Trail – East Unit/National Historic Landmark Area (13 acres)
Available
  • Indian Glades Trail – West Unit (13 acres)
Available
  • Campground Woods – East Unit (11 acres)
Available
  • Campground Woods – West Unit (31 acres)
Available
  • Campground Glade – East (nine acres)
Available
  • Campground Glade – West (five acres)
Available
  • Scorpion Glade (11 acres)
Available
  • Northeast Corner Glades (six acres)
Available
  • Bottomland Forest Restoration (two acres)
Available
Adoption of one of the following trails would include invasive species removal, litter pickup and trail maintenance.  
  • Loutre River Trail
Available
  • Graham Cave Trail
Available
  • Fern Ridge Trail
Available
  • Indian Glade Trail
Available
  • Woodland Way Trail
Available
Projects:
 
  • A-frame site cleanup
Available
  • Exotic/invasive plant removal, including eastern red cedar
Available
  • Habitat surveys (for qualified groups)
    Identify/survey birds, plants, reptiles, amphibians, etc.
Available
  • Farm fence removal
Available
  • Visitor Center Assistance
    Staff the visitor contact station, answer phones, greet the public and answer questions about the site, souvenir sales, help maintain bulletin boards, stock brochures
Available
  • Interpretive Programs (for groups with specialized areas of knowledge and training)
    Conduct programs, on topics such as outdoor skills, mycology, botany, astronomy, geology, history, storytelling, experimental archaeology, entomology, birds, Missouri mammals, etc.
Available
Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer 417-264-7600
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Natural Bridge Trail
Available
Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton 573-346-2986
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Ha Ha Tonka Visitor Center
    Maintain flowerbeds
    Clean exhibits
    Paint building
Available
  • Trails
    Trail maintenance
    Litter pick up
    Report downed trees to park staff
    Post blazes
Available
  • Post Office Day-Use Area
    Maintain flowerbeds, playground mulch, horseshoe pits
    Litter pick up
    Light clean-up in the shelter
    Paint the three buildings in the area
Available
  • Exotic Species Control
    With park training, would learn to identify exotic vegetation
    Use herbicide, hand-pulling and mowing to remove exotic vegetation in the park
    Map progress
Available
Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve 573-883-3603
 
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Whispering Pines and White Oak Trails
    minor maintenance and upkeep
Available
  • Fire line/prescribed burn preparation
Available
  • Plant pine trees in field at park entrance
Available
  • Clear cedar trees
Available
  • Repair cedar split rail fence
Available
  • Remove barbed wire fence
Available
  • Do habitat surveys (flora and fauna)
Available
  • Remove exotic species
Available
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, New Madrid 573-748-5340
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Flower beds and other plantings around the house
    Rose garden, oval flowerbed, kitchen herb garden
Available
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site, Wayland 660-877-3871
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Oxbow Trail (one mile)
Available
  • Road frontage (.5 mile)
Available
  • Day-Use Parking Area
Available
Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook 573-546-7855
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Campground
Available
  • Black River Center
Available
  • Shut-Ins
Available
  • Trails
Available
  • Day-Use Area
Available
  • Litter patrol
Available
  • Trail maintenance
Available
  • Invasive species removal
Available
  • Interpretive programs
Available
  • Erosion projects
Available
  • Landscaping projects
Available
  • Stewardship
Available
  • General maintenance
Available
  • Dumpster project
Available
  • Retail/inventory
Available
Edward "Ted" and Pat Jones - Confluence Point State Park, West Alton 636-899-1135
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trash pick up
Available
  • Pulling Japanese hops
Available
  • Planting trees
Available
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, St. Louis 314-340-5790
Adoptable Project:
Adopted by:
  • Weekly litter pickup on historic site properties
Available
Katy Trail State Park

Katy Trail State Park has an established adoption program. Click here for more information.

Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster 660-563-2463
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Trail(s)
    Litter patrol
    Maintenance/building
    Exotic species removal, such as bush honeysuckle
Available
  • Picnic area
    Litter patrol
    Exotic species removal
Available
  • Campground
    Litter patrol
    Exotic species removal
Available
  • Special-use Area
    Litter patrol
    Exotic species removal
Available
  • Basketball court area next to campground
    Litter patrol
    Ensure that basketball court is clean
    Ensure that horseshoe pits are clean
    Ensure that shuffleboard area is clean
    Keep basketball court/shuffleboard area painted
Available
  • McAdoo Trailhead
    Litter patrol
    Assist with maintaining trailhead “islands,” i.e. planting/weeding/placing mulch
    Assist with McAdoo Trail maintenance
Available
  • Group camps (Bobwhite or Shawnee)
    Basic maintenance, such as painting
    Cleaning camps’ buildings’ features, such as windows, detail cleaning of buildings
Available
  • Visitor Center Native Wildflower Garden
    Garden upkeep and labeling of current blooming plants
Available
  • Lakes (Clearfork or Buteo)
    Litter patrol
    Possibly take small boats on lake to check for trash
    Walk shoreline for trash
Available
Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser 573-348-2694
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Camp Rising Sun
    Trash pick up
    Clean out fire rings and tidy up camp fire areas
    Wipe down mattresses, barracks, bathrooms, walls, etc.
    Clean exhaust fans in the restrooms, and wipe down walls
    Sweep sidewalks and roadways free of debris
    Rake or blow leaves away from the cabins
    Clean up shoreline surrounding waterfront area
    Pick up rocks that are in the mowing areas
    Clean kitchen area, mop floors, wipe out coolers, etc.
    Wipe down cobwebs from the exterior buildings
    Re-paint volleyball and 4-square lines
    Sand and re-finish recreation hall floor
    Clean out fireplaces in recreation hall and staff cabin
    Replace dock boards if needed
Available
  • Camp Clover Point
    Trash pick up
    Clean out fire rings and tidy up camp fire areas
    Wipe down mattresses, barracks, bathrooms, walls, etc.
    Clean exhaust fans in the restrooms, and wipe down walls
    Sweep sidewalks and roadways free of debris
    Rake or blow leaves away from the cabins
    Clean up shoreline surrounding waterfront area
    Pick up rocks that are in the mowing areas
    Clean kitchen area, mop floors, wipe out coolers, etc.
    Wipe down cobwebs/wasp nests from the exterior buildings
    Re-paint volleyball and basketball court lines
    Clean out fireplaces in the recreation hall
    Rake and blow leaves from the amphitheater area
    Replace dock boards if needed
Available
  • Camp Pin Oak
    Clean and sweep out cabins
    Remove graffiti from interior of cabins
    Paint exterior of the cabins
    Pick up trash along lakeshore area, and throughout the camp
    Pick up rocks along the mowed areas in the camp
    Clean and mop bathhouses
    Sweep out unit lodges and porches on cabins
    Sew canvases
    Wipe down mattresses
    Rake volleyball court sand
    Replace dock boards if needed
Available
  • Campground
    Clean fire rings at campsites
    Pick up trash in campground and around Public Beach 1 day-use area
    Rake/blow leaves
    Replace signs and sign post
Available
Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville 573-297-3232
Adoptable Areas/Projects
Adopted by:
  • Equestrian Trail
Available
  • Any Park Trail
    Light and general maintenance
    Trail marking
Available
  • Allison/Connor Cemetery
Available
  • A Playground
    Clean, check, inspect
Available
  • Garden or Landscaping Project
    Maintain flower beds
    Enhance landscaping at the park with native plants
Available
  • Flora and Fauna Surveys
    Bird lists
    Plant lists
    Insects
    Fish sampling
Available
  • Removal, Monitoring or Education concerning invasive species
    One or all – emerald ash borer, feral hogs, yucca plants
Available
  • Fishing Seminars/Educational Programs
Available
  • Yard work
    Maintaining the yards around the park’s rental cabins and office on a routine basis – weed-eating, light mowing
Available
Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville 816-579-5564
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Campground
    Cleanup and maintenance in the late fall and in early spring
    Winterize the campground and showerhouses
Available
  • Litter and debris cleanup on the lake shore and park grounds
Available
  • Bottomland forest restoration project
Available
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Laclede 660-963-2525
 
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Old Highway 8
Available
Long Branch  State Park, Macon 660-773-5229
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Natural area
    Assist with burns or burn line building
    Invasive species control
    Seed collection
    Seed planting
Available
  • Assist with burns
Available
  • Interpretive programs that promote natural areas, habitats and recreational opportunities
Available
  • Invasive species control
Available
  • Remove old fence on park property
Available
  • Trail maintenance
    Replace signs
    Clear logs over trails
Available
Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial 636-464-2976
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Callison Memorial Bird Sanctuary
    Restoration of native wild flowers and other plantings
Available
  • Wild Flower Trail
    Honeysuckle removal and erosion control
Available
  • Spring Branch Trail
    Honeysuckle removal
Available
  • Limestone Hill Trail
    Honeysuckle removal
Available
  • Charles J Becker Drive
    Honeysuckle removal
Available
Meramec State Park, Sullivan 573-468-6072
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Day-Use Area
    Trash pickup
    Monitoring for maintenance
Available
  • Cane Bottom
    Trash pickup
    Monitoring for maintenance
Available
Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Park Hills 573-431-6226
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Northwest corner of the property, which includes the dynamite cap storage building, tank form foundations, rail spur with switches, loading platform, foreman’s yard shed and adjacent foundations and floors and elevated storage building foundation with floor.
    Trimming and removal of unwanted dead and invasive vegetation, trees and shrubs
    Thinning of overgrowth of cedars, vines and several trees determined by staff
    Clean up of some of the unwanted broken up wood and scrap steel and moving to areas as designated
    Drag the area and remove broken stone, blocks and bricks
    Prepare the area for the planned interpretive trail loop
Available
  • Approximately 1,000 feet of yellow pipe bollards along the entrance road
    Trimming back overgrown trees and vegetation from around the posts and cable
    Scrape and repaint the posts and cable with safety yellow paint
Available
Montauk State Park, Salem 573-548-2201
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trail Maintenance
Available
  • Stream Cleanup
    Could be expanded to include erosion projects, tree planting, fishing lure removal and line from branches
Available
Morris State Park, Campbell 573-748-5340
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Trail
    Trail maintenance could be done on a yearly basis
    Removal of invasive species
Available
Onondaga Cave State Park, Leasburg 573-245-6576
Adoptable Areas/Project:
Adopted by:
  • Al Nilges Garden
    April through October
    Garden is native species and some annuals
    Weeding, trimming and maintenance bi-weekly
    Prefer adult groups
Available
  • Blue Heron Trail
    Monthly litter pickup
    Weed trimming
    Some use of hand tools
    Easy trail to maintain – good for a group of young people
Available
  • Oak Ridge Trail
    Glade restoration work
    Cedar removal
    Possible controlled burns
    Tread maintenance
    Trimming with hand tools
    Litter pick up
Available
  • Deer Run Trail
    Tread work
    Litter pick up
    Debris removal
    Possibly reroute trail and building a new bridge
Available
  • Tree planting in campground (waiting to see if Onondaga Friends Association gets grant for trees)
    Project would be in the fall

Available

Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site, Laclede 660-936-2525
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Flowerbeds
Available
Pershing State Park, Laclede 660-963-2299
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Playgrounds
    Minor maintenance and upkeep
Available
  • Trails, individually or all
    Minor maintenance
    Litter removal
    Trim limbs and weed eating
    Maintain water bars
Available
  • Boardwalk
    Maintenance on displays
    Trimming limbs and weed eating
    Tread board maintenance
Available
  • Archery Range
    Maintain butt stops
    Maintain water bars
    Repair foot bridges
    Trim limbs and weed eating
Available
  • Campground
    Assist with the construction of three tent sites
    Assist with re-roofing the shower house
    Routine grounds keeping
Available
Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg 417-852-4291
 
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Cedar Bluff Trail
Available
  • Hermitage Area Boat Launch and Upper Day-use Area
Available
  • Indian Point Trail
Available
  • Pittsburg Area Boat Launch and Shelter House Area
Available
Prairie State Park, Mindenmines 417-843-6711
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Picnic Area and Campground
Available
  • Drovers Trail
Available
  • Gayfeather Trail
Available
  • Coyote Trail
Available
  • Path of the Sky People Trail
Available
  • Sandstone Trail
Available
  • Prairie Grazing Unit 1
Available
  • Prairie Grazing Unit 2
Available
  • Prairie Grazing Unit 3
Available
  • Prairie Grazing Unit 4
Available
  • Prairie Grazing Unit 5
Available
  • Prairie Unit 27A, 21G, 22E, 22F
Available
  • Prairie Unit 24A, 24B
Available
Roaring River State Park, Cassville 417-847-2539
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Any Picnic Area
Available
  • Eagles Nest Trail
Available
  • Devil’s Kitchen Trail
Available
  • River Trail and Deer Leap Trail
Available
  • Springhouse Trail
Available
  • Fire Tower Trail
Available
  • Roaring River river bank
Available
  • Roadsides throughout the park
Available
  • Trail maintenance
Available
  • Painting
Available
  • Exotic and invasive species control
Available
  • Special event assistance
Available
  • Glade restoration
Available
  • Flower garden maintenance
Available
  • Litter patrol
Available
Robertsville State Park, Robertsville 636-257-3788
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Park Entrance
    Create a native wildflower garden and wildflower border strips along the field edges
    Use herbicide to eradicate fescue
    Collect seeds in the fall
    Plant seeds in the late winter/early spring
    Litter control
    Landscaping
Available
  • Day-Use Areas/Spice Bush Trail
    Litter control
    Trail maintenance
    Maintain picnic tables
    Remove branches from mowed areas
Available
  • Woodland/Glade Restoration
    Cut, pile and burn cedar trees choking out small glades in the park
    Put a fire line in around the Lost Hill Burn Unit
    Eradicate exotic plants within this woodland unit
Available
  • Invasive Exotic Plants
    Cut and spray exotic plants in fields adjacent to Montgomery Road (training will be given)
Available
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, Columbia 573-449-7402
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Wagon Wheel Trail/Gans Creek Wild Area North
Available
  • Shooting Star Trail/Gans Creek Wild Area East
Available
  • Gans Creek Wild Area South
Available
  • Deer Run Trail/North of Little Bonne Femme Creek
Available
  • Sinkhole Trail
Available
  • Grassland and Community Trails
Available
  • Karst Trail
Available
  • High Ridge Trail
Available

Duties with each of the above areas:

  • Invasive plant control
  • Ecological restoration (fire line preparation, burns, seed harvest and planting, etc.)
  • Trail patrol (help visitors, litter pickup, clear windfall, report needs, replace signs)
  • Trail maintenance and construction
  • Check on orienteering marker signs
  • Remove old fence
  • Monitor natural and cultural resources
  • Office assistance
    Provide a variety of support functions such as answer the phone, take messages, make copies, provide information to the public by phone, e-mail, mail or in person, data entry, care for supplies
Available
  • Interpretive programs and informal hikes
    Provide any combination of interpretive services such as Devil’s Icebox Trail, Connor’s Cave tour, Weekends on the Boardwalk, programs for school and civic groups, programs offered to the public, staffing a table or activity at special events, updating bulletin boards
Available
  • Monitor flora and fauna
    Choose one or more categories (butterflies, dragonflies, frogs, plants, birds, amphibians, small mammals, etc.) and conduct surveys according to established protocols. This involves having the knowledge to identify correctly. Partial training is provided for butterflies, dragonflies and frogs and toads.
 Available
Route 66 State Park, Eureka 636-938-7198
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Area South of Interstate 44
    South Outer Road
    Road shoulders
    South Loop Trail
Available
  • Trails north of Interstate 44
    Inner Loop Trail
    Outer Loop Trail
    W Trail
Available
St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre 573-358-2173
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Pike Run Trail – north loop (6 miles)
Available
  • Pike Run Trail – south loop (5 miles)
Available
  • Mooner’s Hollow Trail (2.5 miles)
Available

Duties on the above trails:

  • Light removal of fallen trees
  • Weed control
  • Tread repair
  • Signage
  • Big River
    Clean up river banks
Available
  • Special-Use Area
    Supplying firewood
    Building wood racks
    Maintaining tables
Available
  • Roadways (8 miles)
    Litter control
Available
St. Joe State Park, Park Hills 573-431-1069
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Park Office
Available
  • Monsanto Lake/Beach
Available
  • Pim Lake/Beach
Available
  • ORV Staging Area
Available
  • Pim Day-use Area
Available
  • Bicycle Trail
Available
  • Equestrian Trails
Available
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
Available
  • Campground #1
Available
  • Campground #2
Available
  • Radio Control Flying Field
Available
  • Landscaping
Available
  • Litter pick-up
Available
  • Trail maintenance
Available
  • Building renovation
Available
  • Painting
Available
  • Invasive species removal
Available
  • General maintenance/repairs
Available
  • Graffiti removal
Available
  • Special event assistance
Available
  • Off-road traffic control
Available
  • Park patrol
Available
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Goldman 636-464-2976
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Stream cleanup and honeysuckle removal
Available
Stockton State Park, Dadeville 417-276-4259
Adoptable Areas:
Adopted by:
  • Hartley Boat Launch
    Lakeshore clean up
    Litter patrol
Available
  • Umber Ridge Trail
    Litter patrol
    Trail Maintenance
Available
  • Marina Boat Launch
    Litter patrol
    Lakeshore clean up
Available
  • Nyblad Trail
    Litter patrol
    Trail Maintenance
Available
  • Beach
    Litter patrol
    Lakeshore clean up
Available
Table Rock State Park, Branson 417-334-4704
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • White River Valley Trail
    Ongoing maintenance/tread work
    Litter pickup
Available
  • Litter Patrol and General Maintenance
    This includes public use areas, campground and Table Rock Lakeshore Trail
    Pick up litter and clean out ditches and culverts
Available
Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, Ironton 573-546-2450
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Campground
Available
  • Trails
Available
  • Litter patrol
Available
  • Trail maintenance
Available
  • Invasive species removal
Available
  • Stewardship
Available
  • General maintenance
Available
Thousand Hills State Park, Kirksville 660-665-6995
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Trail System
    Clearing trails
    Tread repair
    Bridge maintenance
    Litter removal
    Dead fall removal
Available
Towosahgy State Historic Site, East Prairie 573-748-5340
Adoptable Area:
Adopted by:
  • Entire site
    Big mound - clear woody brush
    Maintain new interpretive structures – cleaning, painting, etc.
Available
Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson 573-290-5268
Adoptable Areas/Projects
Adopted by:
  • Picnic Areas – one or all
Available
  • Trails – one or all
Available
  • Campgrounds – one or all
Available
  • Beach/Lake
Available
  • River Bank
Available
  • Special-use Area
Available
  • Litter patrol
Available
  • Trail building/maintenance
Available
  • Invasive species removal
Available
  • Interpretive programs (with appropriate training)
Available
  • Special event assistance
Available
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar 417-682-2279
Adoptable Project:
Adopted by:
  • Landscaping
Available
Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw 660-438-7711
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Day-Use Picnic Shelter Area
Available
  • Public Swim Beach
Available
  • Public Boat Ramp
Available
  • Campground Swim Beach
Available
  • Campground Boat Ramp
Available
  • Bluff View Trail
Available
  • Western Wall Flower Trail
Available
  • Amphitheater
Available
  • Prairie Grass example fields around office
Available
  • Campgrounds (all six or a portion)
Available
  • Spring cleanup of the campgrounds and other areas
Available
  • Litter patrol
Available
  • Invasive species control
Available
  • Fall leaf blowing and general cleaning
Available
  • Assist with interpretive projects
Available
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site/Mark Twain State Park, Florida 573-565-3440
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trash pickup
Available
  • Limb trimming
Available
  • General maintenance
Available
  • Mowing
Available
  • Weed eating
Available
  • Loading recycled materials              
Available
  • Counting firewood
Available
  • Spring clean-up of buildings and grounds
Available
  • Invasive plant removal
Available
  • Painting
Available
  • Trail work
Available
  • Staffing museum
Available
  • Campsite rehab
Available
  • Vehicle maintenance (cleaning, checking fluids, etc.) 
Available

 

Felix Vallé House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve 573-883-7102
Adoptable Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Keep leaves cleaned up out of the street curb area around the buildings in town
Available
  • Clean and cut back areas around the Creole House
Available
  • Keep area around Kern clean
Available
Van Meter State Park, Miami 660-886-7537
Adoptable Area/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trails
    Maintain trouble spots
Available
  • Assist at special event programs
Available
  • Do research for a temporary exhibit
Available
  • Maintain fire lanes
Available
Wakonda State Park, La Grange 573-655-2280
Adoptable Project:
Adopted by:
  • Remove invasive species
Available
Wallace State Park, Cameron 816-632-3745
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Trails  - adopt one or all four
    Provide spring, summer and fall trash pick-ups
    Branch trimming (non-motorized)
    General inspection for problems (hazard trees, erosion, etc.)
    Spread gravel or wood chips if funding is available for the materials
Available
  • Spring clean-up (mid-March to mid-April)
Available
  • Pull garlic mustard at Trice-Dedman Memorial Woods (must be coordinated with The Nature Conservancy) during late March early April
Available
  • Assist with Kids Fishing Day (untangle lines and bait hooks ) -10 volunteers maximum
Available
Washington State Park, De Soto 636-586-5768
Adoptable Area/Project:
Adopted by:
  • Swimming Area
Available
  • Interpretation
    Research and promote the CCC heritage, Native American heritage and Korean War Memorial
Available
Watkins Mill State Park/Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site, Lawson 816-580-3387
Adoptable Areas/Projects:
Adopted by:
  • Campground
    Pick up litter
    Clean fire rings
Available
  • Lake Shore
    Pick up litter
Available
  • Equestrian Trail
    General upkeep
Available
  • Special-use Area
    General upkeep
    Campsite improvements
Available
  • Watkins House Yard Fence
    General maintenance and repair
    Whitewash
Available
  • Heirloom Garden
Available
  • Bicycle Trail
    Pick up litter 
Available
  • Build replacement benches for the amphitheater
Available
  • Assist with wedding heirloom garden
Available
  • Assist with the removal of invasive species
Available
  • Paint exterior trim on the school
Available
  • Build new repro privies for church and school yards
Available
  • Paint window sashes and glaze window panes in the mill
Available
  • Replace board/batten exterior siding on garden shed
Available
  • Assist with installing borders for the flower and vegetable beds in the heirloom garden
Available
Weston Bend State Park, Weston 816-640-5443
Adoptable Areas/Project:
Adopted by:
  • Trail
    Maintenance
    Improvement projects
    Litter pickup
Available
  • Overlook
    Litter pickup
    Brush clearing
    Graffiti removal
    Staining when needed
Available
  • Park Entrance
    Remove old and rotted gates - replace with new and upgraded design
    Maintain the new park entrance feature
Available
  • Heirloom Garden
    Plant and maintain a small garden of heirloom plants by the historic tobacco barn
Available
  • Park Office
    Paint railings and building as needed
    Keep grounds litter free
    Plant and maintain flowers
Available
  • Park Road
    Litter pickup
    Brush clearing along the roadside
    Maintain Signs
    Stripe parking lots
Available
  • Picnic Area
    Litter pickup
    Replace wooden picnic pads as needed
    Repair picnic tables as needed
    Brush removal
Available
  • Park Gates
    Replace rotten boards
    Paint as needed
Available
  • Any Park Building
    Paint and assist with repairs as needed
Available
  • Assist with interpretive programs for school and civic groups
Available