Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Katy Trail by picking up trash left by receding floodwaters. Anyone who is interested in helping with this effort is encouraged to grab their bicycles, boots, gloves, long sleeves and bug spray and join us from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and on Saturday, Aug. 10, for a morning cleaning up the Katy Trail.

The park will provide plenty of trash bags for any person or group. When a bag is full, or an object is too big to put in a bag, leave it on the shoulder of the trail, and park staff will pick up the full bags.

Volunteers should meet at the Katy Trail – North Jefferson trail head on Aug. 3, and at the Katy Trail – McBaine trail head on Aug. 10. Park staff will be on hand to give directions and supply trash bags. Please RSVP by calling the park office. For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

Lead photo: The Ashland YMCA recently artnered with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation in order to put on this year’s Shooting Exposition. Ten youth participants shot .22 caliber rifles at the Rocky Fork Shooting range in Columbia.