U.S. Forest Service – News Release
Black Hills National Forest ● Public Affairs Office ● 1019 N. Fifth Street
Custer, SD 57730 ● Voice (605) 673-9216 ● Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Public Information (605) 340-0573
July 8, 2015: Annual Rainbow Gathering Update
Custer, SD – The Rainbow Family gathering is officially over and most of the gatherers have left the area. More are expected to be leaving throughout the week. A small group of gatherers will remain to clean up the site until rehabilitation guidelines provided by the Forest Service have been met.
US Forest Service officials continue to monitor the gathering to ensure public health and safety, cultural and natural resource protection and compliance with special orders.