Issue Alert: Ozark National Scenic Riverways Face Changes

[EDITOR UPDATE: See the final outcome of this bill.]

The House Budget Committee this Wednesday is considering a proposed appropriation of $6 million from “surplus revenue fund” and whatever else is needed from the Park Sales Tax for operation and maintenance of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) in the event this national park is transferred to the state, as requested in other bills currently under consideration in the Missouri General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.

The transfer would have impacts on the State of Missouri and we encourage all Stream Teams to become informed on this issue and voice your opinion.

Call or email your state representative and senator and especially members of the House Budget Committee (see list below) by noon Wednesday and voice your opinion on the maintenance of the Riverways in the state park budget (HB2006HCS,p20) and transferring the Riverways from the National Park to the state park system.

You can VOICE your opinion by:

  • Calling Kirkwood Republican Representative Rick Stream, (573) 751-4069, House Budget Committee Chair, and voice your opinion about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways being transferred from the National Park to the state and utilization of the state park budget to maintain the Riverways.
  • Call your State Senator and voice your opinion about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways being transferred from the National Park to the state and utilization of the state park budget to maintain the Riverways.

Call your State Representatives, especially the House Budget Committee, and voice your opinion about the Ozark National Scenic Riverways being transferred from the National Park to the state and utilization of the state park budget to maintain the Riverways.

Learn more about all proposed regulation changes in Missouri state government

-1One goal of the Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition is to encourage advocacy among the Stream Team Community. One way we do this is by sending out Issue Alerts that will give your Team the opportunity to voice an opinion regarding issues related to protection of our water resources.

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