Public Meeting Scheduled for Review of Railroad Buttes Proposed Improvements


      A public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday to discuss proposed improvements for the Railroad Buttes recreational area.

      The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 24 at the RAMKOTA Best Western in Rapid City from noon to 8 p.m.

      "RailroadButtes is one of our most popular recreational areas," shared Mike McNeill, FallRiver District Ranger. "We want the public to get involved and comment onplanned improvements at the site including adding gravel, picnic tables, publictoilets, and a Kiosk for information sharing at the main parking area."

      McNeill says the plans also include unloading facilities and a "Tot Lot" for beginning riders to safely gain riding experience.

      The purpose of the meeting is to give the pubic a chance to learn more about the proposed changes, review maps and share comments. Comments must be received within 30 days from July 11 to be considered in the final analysis for the plan.

      Interested individuals can visit the Fall River Ranger District office, 1801 Hwy 18Truck Bypass in Hot Springs, to view maps andinformation from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 605.745.4107.

      A notice ofproposed action is also available on-line at http://www/fs/