Watercraft ban to be subject of May 2 meeting

Watercraft ban to be subject of May 2 meeting A public meeting concerning the ban on personal watercraft on certain portions of the Missouri River will be held on Tuesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. in Yankton.

The meeting has been arranged by State Senator Garry Moore of Yankton. He has invited Paul Hedron, superintendent of the National Park Service at O'Neil, NE, to explain the National Park Service's ban on personal watercraft which took effect April 20.

The meeting will be held in the commons area of Yankton's Summit Activities Center.

"Although this is not a state issue, and the state of South Dakota will not be enforcing this ban, it is of such significance to the citizens of this area and to tourism that I felt it was imperative that we receive all the information possible on the issue," Moore said. "The only way that could be done was by inviting the National Park Service here to explain their position."

The meeting, which is open to the public, will open with a presentation by Hedron, followed by a question and answer session.

For more information about the meeting, contact Moore at 605-665-2301.

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