Department of Natural Resources http://news.stlpublicradio.org en WiFi service being added to Mo. state park campgrounds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wifi-service-being-added-mo-state-park-campgrounds <p>People who go camping at<a href="http://mostateparks.com/"> state parks in Missouri </a>can now add laptops and iPads to their lists of camping gear and supplies.</p><p>Prior to this year, only&nbsp;<a href="http://mostateparks.com/park/bennett-spring-state-park">Bennett Spring State Park </a>had WiFi service, which was used mainly for live trout cameras during trout season.&nbsp; Renee Bungart with the state&nbsp;<a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/">Department of Natural Resources (DNR)</a> says WiFi service has now been expanded to eleven state park campgrounds.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:10:09 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3871 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org WiFi service being added to Mo. state park campgrounds Agency overseeing Missouri's state parks gets low marks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/agency-overseeing-missouris-state-parks-gets-low-marks <p>State Auditor Tom Schweich has given the agency that oversees Missouri&#39;s state parks low marks for its documentation and oversight procedures.</p><p>The Division of State Parks, within the Department of Natural Resources, oversees the state&#39;s 85 parks and historical sites. The sites bring in about $9 million annually, with about $1.7 million coming from 16 companies that provide food, lodging and other concessions at some of the parks. The division also administers the state parks sales tax, which totals about $38 million a year.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:46:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Agency overseeing Missouri's state parks gets low marks Mo. relaxes tree, limb waste disposal rules in tornado-damaged areas http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-relaxes-tree-limb-waste-disposal-rules-tornado-damaged-areas <p>Rules for disposing of fallen trees, limbs and other vegetative waste have been relaxed in tornado-damaged areas of Missouri.</p><p>From now through March 15th, Missouri residents affected by the Leap Day storms can burn vegetative waste on their properties, as long as it&rsquo;s done 200 yards away from the nearest occupied structure.&nbsp; Renee Bungart is with the<a href="http://dnr.mo.gov/"> Department of Natural Resources </a>(DNR). Fri, 02 Mar 2012 23:32:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3197 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. relaxes tree, limb waste disposal rules in tornado-damaged areas Mo. mine referred to attorney general for clean water violations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-mine-referred-attorney-general-clean-water-violations <p>A northeast Missouri clay mine faces criminal charges over violations of the state's Clean Water Law.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/index.html">Missouri Department of Natural Resources</a> says the <a href="https://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/soskb/Corp.asp?124757">Joe Gilliam Mining Company</a> hasn't had a permit to operate the mine since July 2009. Before its previous permit expired, mine owners didn't submit required annual reports and fees.</p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:21:41 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 211 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. mine referred to attorney general for clean water violations Nixon names new Dept. of Natural Resources director http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-names-new-dept-natural-resources-director <p><span class="article-content"><span>Governor <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Jay Nixon</a> has picked a new Director for the <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Natural Resources</a>.<br> Sarah Parker Pauley, 45, will succeed former Director Mark Templeton, who <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/08/30/daily7.html">left the DNR to run a trust fund for victims of the BP oil spill</a>. She told reporters her priorities include promoting clean energy use. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:13:34 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Kelsey Proud 115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon names new Dept. of Natural Resources director