Princeton Native Awarded Missouri Department of Natural Resources Team Member of the Month

Anna Persell, a park superintendent with Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, has been selected as the State of Missouri and department Team Member of the Month for April.

She was selected for her service to the department and her efforts while organizing and hosting special events at Crowder State Park.

As part of her usual duties, Persell manages Crowder State Park, a park with a campground, lake, large day-use area, 17 miles of trails, canoe and kayak rentals, and a large group camp.

She operates the facility along with two full-time team members.

You can often find her trimming trails, hosting programs for visitors, or working on a variety of special projects.

Recently, Persell partnered with the Missouri Veterans Commission to host 15 Missouri veterans for an all-inclusive managed deer hunt in the park.

Each veteran in attendance was provided food, lodging, and hunting tags for the weekend.

Veterans also received a hunting guide and free deer processing.

Persell joined the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in January 1998 and resides in Princeton.