(KFVS) - Missouri State Parks is now accepting donations for Joplin area parks.
During this Fourth of July weekend, donations are available to assist the Joplin area with recovery and rebuilding efforts. Donations boxes will be available in all Missouri state parks beginning July 2. These donations will help purchase and plant trees in Joplin's parks.
"The Missouri state park system belongs to the people of this state," said Missouri State Parks Director Bill Bryan. "This is one way we can provide assistance to the people and give back to those who need us."
Bryan says Missourians can help those in need by making a donation or by voting online for Missouri state parks in the Odwalla Plant-a-Tree program. The program allows people across the nation to vote for the state park system where they want trees planted.
To vote to donate trees to the Joplin area parks it will take you through a process to vote for Missouri state parks, enter the six-character code printed inside the Missouri state park system's new Welcome Kit, Odwalla will donate an extra dollar per vote. Voting will continue through August 31.
For more information about state parks, call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-334-6946 or visit http://mostateparks.com/.