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An inviting replica of a bur oak, filled with hands-on learning activities, greets visitors to the new oak savanna exhibit at Sibley State Park west of New London. Dick Clayton, park naturalist, left, and Gary Bullemer, park natural resource manager, show off the exhibit highlights. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)

Sibley State Park's new exhibit features the oak savanna in west central Minnesota

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NEW LONDON - Once common, the oak savanna is now among the most endangered ecosystems in the world.

It is also the defining characteristic of Sibley State Park, located west of New London on the glacial moraine topography of west central Minnesota.

And now, the state park has the opportunity to inform visitors about this environment as never before.

"This is what this is all about, understanding the natural resources in the park,'' said Dick Clayton, park naturalist.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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