Weather postpones Vermillion meeting

A public meeting scheduled in Vermillion to discuss the draft plan for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The meeting was scheduled to be held Wednesday evening in the Vermillion City Library. It has rescheduled for Thursday, April 11.

There is no change for the meeting scheduled in Niobrara.  The new meeting schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Vermillion Public Library

18 Church Street

Vermillion, South Dakota

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (no change)

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lutheran Fellowship Hall

2532 Apple Street (Just south of Moody Motors)

Niobrara, Nebraska

Individual or group representatives may visit the project website ( to learn more or to provide comments. The Service and NPS will gather public input as part of public comment period until June 14, 2013. All comments received before June 14th will be considered by the agencies during completion of the final environmental impact statement.

Public meetings regarding the draft plan will begin with an informational presentation followed by an open house where individuals can meet one-on-one with the Service and NPS staff for additional discussion. Information will continue to be broadcast via local radio stations in the event of a cancellation or further postponement. For more information or to provide comments, contact:

Nick Kaczor, Planning Team Leader

Division of Refuge Planning

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

P.O. Box 25486, DFC

Denver, Colorado 80225

303- 236-4387


Steve Mietz, Superintendent

National Park Service

Missouri National Recreational River

508 East 2nd Street

Yankton, South Dakota 57078


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