Important Access Issues: Mount Rushmore Rock Climbing Area Open House- NPS
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Important Access Issues:
Mount Rushmore Rock Climbing Area Open House
Mount Rushmore has always been receptive to climbers input. If you can make the meeting thank you for showing your support and spread the word. If you can’t make the meeting you can submit comments and suggestions electronically or via regular mail. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Thank you
Official Press Release:
KEYSTONE, SD: The public is invited to attend an open house at the Keystone Community Center on Wednesday, March 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to provide input on the safety and environmental issues related to parking and hiking access to six rock climbing
areas within Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
The discussion will be limited to the following six climbing areas: South
Seas, Chopping Block, Olton’s Shoulder, Monster, Middle Marker, and
Emancipation. Dialogue concerning trail access, maintenance, safety and parking as well as additional potential impacts on the area will be the focus of conversation. National Park Service staff will be available to
answer questions and record public input.
Suggestions and comments may be submitted electronically via the National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment websitehttp://parkplanning.nps.gov/moru/. For those unable to submit
electronically, written comments may be hand-delivered to the visitor
center at Mount Rushmore National Memorial or mailed to Attention:
BruceWeisman, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, 13000 Highway 244 Building 31, Suite 1, Keystone, SD 57751.
All initial comments must be submitted by: March 28, 2012.
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