BISMARCK, N.D. — A group of local volunteers is helping to build North Dakota’s newest state park.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the state does not have the money planned to develop the Missouri River Day Park located along the Missouri River south of Bismarck. Local boy scouts and the Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club plan to donate their time in the spring to create primitive trails.

Sierra Club spokesman Wayde Schafer says his group has experience in designing trails, including projects in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. He says if their work makes the 200-acre park a popular destination, it could make it a priority for future funding.

The park is the first one to be created by the state in more than 25 years.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com