The 36th MPA Annual Meeting
The 36th Annual Meeting of the Missouri Parks Association was held October 5 through 7, 2018, at Watkins Mill. This three-day gathering began Friday afternoon with a 1:00 p.m. tour of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and continued with a 3:00 tour of the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Saturday morning's program at the Watkins Mill visitor center included the annual state of the parks address by Ben Ellis and a panel on cultural resource stewardship (a complement to last year's panel on natural resources). On Sunday morning, MPA members and board directors met at The Elms hotel for the annual business meeting.