Missouri State Parks celebrate 50 years of wilderness

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.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at editor@rvdailyreport.com.

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