Tim Cowman will give
talk about new Missouri water trail and Website Tim Cowman, director of the Missouri River Institute, will give a presentation on the Missouri National Recreational River Water Trail on March 25 at 7 p.m. The talk will be held in room 125 of the Akeley-Lawrence Science Center on The University of South Dakota Campus. The MNRR Water Trail is the result of an effort by a planning group comprised of several federal, state, and local agencies, including the Sierra Club. Currently, the water trail encompasses the entire 59-mile segment of the MNRR from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, to Ponca, NE. The water trail also includes an additional 20 river miles from Ponca, NE to Sioux City, IA. The 39-mile segment of the MNRR will be added to this water trail in the future. The planning group is working on improving public access to the river, compiling float trip information, creating informational brochures and signs, and building an interactive web site that can be used to plan float trips. More information on the water trail and directions to the location of the talk can be found at http://www.mnrrwatertrail.org. Following the water trail presentation, a short discussion about the concept of a hiking trail along a portion of the Missouri River will take place. The presentation is sponsored by the Living River Group of the Sierra Club.
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