August 8, 2012
Contact: Henrietta DeGroot
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will host a meeting with park managers, transportation experts and the public to discuss opportunities for improving all forms of access in the park. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (EDT), at the park headquarters building, 4564 Leatherwood Road in Oneida.
Transportation experts from the National Park Service's Alternative Transportation Program will be in the park throughout the last week of August to assess the park's transportation infrastructure and provide recommendations on how to improve transportation connections between the historic train, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, canoeing, horseback rides, hiking, and private automobiles. The meeting will provide the opportunity for the public to share their ideas for improving recreational access in the park.
Superintendent Niki S. Nicholas said, "I am pleased we have the occasion to bring together community members and transportation experts for an informal discussion on ways to improve transportation in the park. The best ideas always come from this kind of exchange, and I am looking forward to the conversation. There are so many wonderful places to explore in the Big South Fork and it is important that the National Park Service provides safe, environmental responsible access to these treasured spots."
There is no charge for this event.