Fish-cleaning station open for anglers

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park natural resource manager, explains how the new fish-cleaning station grinds up fish remains and flushes it through the park’s sewer system. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

About 50 people attended the ribbon-cutting for the new fish-cleaning station at Roaring River State Park on Friday, learning how the new facility works from Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park natural resource manager.

Laura Hendrickson, Missouri State Parks Ozarks Region Director, spoke Friday at the fish-cleaning station ribbon-cutting ceremony at Roaring River State Park, thanking Park Natural Resource Manager Joel Topham, left, for his work at the park and with coordinating the building of the station. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Missouri State Parks Director Mike Sutherland speaks Friday at the fish-cleaning station ribbon-cutting ceremony at Roaring River State Park. Sutherland lauded the State Parks system and staff for completing the station so quickly, as the old one was torn down a year ago, ground was broken on the new location in Campground 3 in December, and it officially opened Friday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Racheal Freeman, representing the Cassville Community foundation, thanked the more than 200 donors who helped raise $25,000 toward the building of a new fish-cleaning station at Roaring River State Park. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Jennifer Battson Warren, Missouri Department of Conservation deputy director-business, speaks Friday at the fish-cleaning station ribbon-cutting ceremony at Roaring River State Park. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, right, points out State Rep. Scott Cupps, R-Shell Knob, and State Sen. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, saying the legislators likely hear plenty about issues at Roaring River State Park, such as the former fish-cleaning station being torn down a year ago. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park natural resource manager, cuts the ribbon on the new fish-cleaning station in Campground 3, a grinder station that cost about $60,000. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
About 50 people attended the ribbon-cutting for the new fish-cleaning station at Roaring River State Park on Friday, learning how the new facility works from Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park natural resource manager. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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