Past Newsletters

2016

Volume 34 No. 4 | December

Resounding Tax Renewal and Four New Parks!; MPA's 34th Annual Gathering

Volume 34 No. 3 | August

Parks, Soil, and Water Tax on November Ballot; Grand Opening of Echo Bluff SP; MPA 34th Meeting Set for Oct. 14-16

Volume 34 No. 2 | May

Parks Dodge Bullets; Parks and Soils Tax Vote on Nov. Ballot; Seniors to Parks; UPOP Going Strong; Poet Patrick Overton

Volume 34 No. 1 | January

The New State Parks Book Is Here; A Tribute to Booker Rucker

2015

Volume 33 No. 3 | September

NPS Site Proposed for Ste. Genevieve; Tour of New SP at Former Camp Zoe; Register for 33rd Annual MPA Meeting

Volume 33 No. 2 | July

Parks Infrastructure Funding Collapses; New Program for Seniors; Leo Drey, 1917-2015

Volume 33 No. 1 | January

Rock Island Trail at Historic Juncture; Gathering at Montauk SP; Riverways Plan Released

2014

Volume 32 No. 2 | September

Veto Session Critical for State Parks; Trail of Tears SP Pilgrimage; 32nd MPA Annual Gathering

Volume 32 No. 1 | June

Riverways, State Parks Tangled in 2014 Leg. Session; Kids of Summer

2013

Volume 31 No. 3 | December

Riversway Plan Open for Comment; Kickstart the New MPA Book

Volume 31 No. 2 | August

Big Oak Tree in the Vortex; 31st MPA Annual Gathering

Volume 31 No. 1 | May

Wild Ride in 2013 Legislative Session; MPA Honors Parks Employees; Details of Annual Meeting Announced

2012

Volume 30 No. 3 | December

Feb. 6 Legislative Day; Recap of Ste. Genevieve Meeting; Call for Protection of Common Field, Old Town Site

Volume 30 No. 2 | August

Missouri River Restoration at Issue; Battle of Island Mound to be Dedicated

Volume 30 No. 1 | May

 New Don Robinson State Park; Legislature Ends With a Whimper

2011

Volume 29 No. 1 | February

Park Threats Revisited; Q&A with Debbie Newby; Park Funding; Sara Parker-Pauley

Volume 29 No. 2 | June

Big Oak Tree Swamped by Flood; MPA Honors Employees; Legislative Status Quo

Volume 29 No. 3 | December

Park Supporters Gather at Knob Noster; Q&A with Linda Endersby

2010

Volume 28 No. 1 | January

Park Funding Coalition Spurred by Layoff Shock; Babler Hosts MPA; Q&A with Brian Stith

Volume 28 No. 2 | May

Legislature Fails to Act; Arrow Rock CAFO Case on Appeal; Q&A with John Maki

Volume 28 No. 3 | September

Big Summer in State Parks! Park Funding: The Federal Connection

2009

Volume 27 No. 1 | April

Ten Percent Needed for State Parks! Mark Templeton Named New DNR Director

Volume 27 No. 2 | July

Eiken Retires as Longest-Serving Director; Park Funding Still at Issue; Current River

Volume 27 No. 3 | October

Bill Bryan Named State Park Director; Future Park Funding; Youngsters Conquer Katy

2008

Volume 26 No. 1-2 | August

Current River Future is MPA Meeting Feature; Updates on Arrow Rock and Taum Sauk

2007

Volume 25 No. 1 | March

CAFOs Threaten Parks; Taum Sauk Rebuild Looms over Shut-ins and Church Mountain

Volume 25 No. 2 | August

Park System Returns to Current River; Conservationists Cooperate in Legislature

Volume 25 No. 3 | December

Taum Sauk Settlement a Sell-Out; John Karel; MPA Joins Arrow Rock CAFO Suit

2006

Volume 24 No. 1 | January

What Next for Johnson's Shut-ins? Parks & Soils Tax Renewal to be on 2006 Ballot

Volume 24 No. 2 | May

Parks & Soils Tax Results; Johnson's Shut-ins Planning; UPOP in Four Cities

Volume 24 No. 3 | July

Amendment 1 Down to the Wire; MPA Employee of the Year Awards

2005

Volume 23 No. 1 | February

Parks & Soils Tax Renewal; UPOP Comes to Capitol; Childers is New DNR Director

Volume 23 No. 2 | June

AG Sues to Halt Removal of Boonville Bridge; UPOP Connects Kids to Nature

2004

Volume 22 No. 1-2 | Spring

New Park Dedicated at Confluence; Deb Schnaak, Trail Blazer; Nathan Boone SHS

Volume 22 No. 3 | September

UPOP in Three Cities; Wild Area Planning:Roaring River and Mudlick Mt; Trails

2003

Volume 21 No. 1 | January

MPA's First 20 Years; New Confluence Point Park Honors Ted and Pat Jones

Volume 21 No. 2 | May

Threatening Bills Stopped; Back to the Current; Meramec River Rebirth; Montauk

Volume 21 No. 3 | September

Parks Gear Up for Lewis & Clark Bicentennial; Rucker Retires

2002

Volume 20 No. 1 | April

Floodway Project Threatens Big Oak Tree; Airport Violations; French Colonial Heritage

Volume 20 No. 2 | August

Bootheel Landscape Tells a Story; UPOP Comes to St. Louis; Dorothy Heinze

2001

Volume 19 No. 1 | April

Holden is Ambassador for Parks; Massive Staff Changes; Employees of the Year

Volume 19 No. 2 | August

Taum Sauk Area Threatened by Hydro Plant; UPOP

Volume 19 No. 3 | November

New Civil Rights Museum Opens; Pioneer Backcountry; The Hills of Roaring River