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Missouri State Parks celebrate 50 years of wilderness

(Oct. 3, 2014) -- While the act focused on federal lands, a hike into any of the 11 designated “wild areas” in nine Missouri state parks goes through a pristine landscape preserved as a direct result of the law passed a half century ago, the website noted.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — “Untrammeled by man” are the three keys words in the Wilderness Act that was passed by Congress 50 years ago this September. Those words still protect the last wild places in Missouri, MyGuidon.com reported.

While the act focused on federal lands, a hike into any of the 11 designated “wild areas” in nine Missouri state parks goes through a pristine landscape preserved as a direct result of the law passed a half century ago, the website noted.

At 66, John Karel is about to retire after more than 25 years as director of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. In the 1960s and 70s, he was a young man at the forefront of the environmental movement that swept through the country.

To read the full story at MyGuidon.com, click here.

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