Tri Lakes Chapter



Co-Trailboss Larry Dishman.     facebook logo

Address  9547 E. Fairfield Lane. Strafford, MO 65757

Phone          417-736-2302  (home)  417-450 5544  (cell)

Co-Trailboss  Tom Senter

Address  8025 N. Springhill Lane. Springfield, MO 65803

Phone          417-840-2225                                                  

Secretary    Marsha Copeland

Address   155 State Road B  Long Lane, MO 65590                                     

Phone          417-345-5753                                         





03/11/17          Tri-Lakes Lead Mine Clean Up 10:00 am

03/18/17          BCHMO Upper Current River Clean Up – Big Creek Trail ride. Call for reservations:  877-932-4846.

04/08/17          Tri-Lakes Bolivar Landing Clean Up   10:00 am

04/22/17          Earth Day – Bar K Clean Up – Joint with Mountain Riders 10:00 am

04/22/17          Earth Day – Busiek State Forest – Joint workday with area hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians.  As large as                                 our chapter is we will split forces and have two workdays on this date.

05/13/17          Tri-Lakes Hulston Mill Clean Up 9:30 am

06/03/17          National Trails Day – TBD

06/10/17          BCHMO Ed Copeland Memorial Clean Up – Brushy Creek. Call for reservations: 573-269-4600.

06/24/17          BCHMO Member Appreciation Ride – Brushy Creek. Call for reservations:  573-269-4600.

07/22/17          Tri-Lakes Ice Cream Social – Elkland, MO 6:00 pm

08/12/17          BCHMO FUNdraising Fun Ride – Flying R Ranch. Call for reservations:  417-469-2267,

08/26/17          Tri-Lakes Pleasant Hope Clean Up

09/30/17          National Public Lands Day – Lead Mine – TBD

11/04/17          BCHMO Annual Membership Meeting – Flying R Ranch. Call for reservations:  417-469-2267.




2017 (Early) Spring News


Tri-Lakes Chapter events for early spring is proving to be a “weather driven” success or cancellation. The first event planned for Lead Mine Conservation Area was a “wash-out” but success for several other service opportunities.

  • April 4th. Bolivar Landing (COE) event.  Under the leadership of Jimmy Strader, trails were cleared, trail head cleaned, and general maintenance completed.  Clearing required chainsaw use in some areas.  Jimmy continues to keep the trailhead mowed and looking good!
  • April 22nd. Earth Day at Busiek State Forest (MDC). This project was planned by our chapter leadership and MDC Resource Forester, Lance Bushan.  A group of hardy Tri-Lakes Chapter members met to make improvements at the Busiek State Forest trail head.  The overnight rains prohibited any actual work on trails.  Under the leadership of Chapter Leaders Larry Dishman and Tom Senter, a mounting block was placed at the trail head.  Another great improvement was the building and setting a kiosk displaying a map of the area along with trail ethics and Leave No Trace Principles for visitors to read and put into practice.  Thank you to Larry Dishman for the construction of both the mounting block and kiosk.  The kiosk was like a puzzle being put together on site.  Great work on the part of our workers; the puzzle went up quickly and with all pieces in place!

All enjoyed a great cookout provided by the Resource Forester Lance and co-workers.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and all the trimmings were enjoyed by all.

  • Our members continue to work on their own while riding and not waiting for an official workday. Thanks go to all who put into practice our mission of taking care of trails as a “way of life.” Keep those hours tracked and turned in.
  • Other events are coming up for this spring. Check out our calendar!






If more information needed: 417-345-5753