Yankton, South Dakota – The National Park Service will host a public meeting to discuss the future uses of Goat Island in the Missouri National Recreational River. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the W. H. Over Museum, 1110 N University St., Vermillion, S.D., from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT. It will provide an opportunity for citizens to learn about and to comment on a Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Goat Island.
A copy of the management plan and environmental assessment is available for review and comment through April 10, 2019. Visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/goatislandplan to download the plan.
For additional details, contact Superintendent Rick Clark at 605.665.0209 extension 22 or Rick_Clark@nps.gov.
About Goat Island: Goat Island (also known as Jake’s Island) is an approximately 800-acre island located in the channel of the Missouri River near Vermillion, South Dakota, and within the congressionally authorized boundary of Missouri National Recreational River, a unit of the National Park Service and a part of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. After decades of uncertainty surrounding the legal ownership, a land survey determined that the island belongs to the United States and will be administered by the National Park Service.