COLUMBIA — Thanks to a generous donation, more than 160 acres along the Missouri River in Boone County will become a place for the public to connect to the state’s unique landscapes, as well as a site for research and conservation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced on April 26.
The property, which is about 20 minutes west of Columbia at the end of Sarr Street in Huntsdale, sits on a scenic stretch between the river and the Katy Trail.
It will be owned by the Conservancy and operated in partnership with Missouri River Relief.
The property was donated by Larry and Brenda Potterfield and includes a building formerly operated as the Station House restaurant.
Plans include using the building as a base of operations for Missouri River Relief to engage the community with the Missouri River and help care for it.