Oil spill

Oil collects on driftwood in a flooded eddy along the Yellowstone River where it runs past Thiel Road near Laurel on Saturday, July 2, 2011.

CASEY PAGE/Gazette Staff

Presentations about recreation projects proposed to compensate the public for recreational losses due to the July 2011 Yellowstone River oil spill will be heard at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Billings Southside Community Center, 901 S. 30th St.

The Yellowstone River Oil Spill Recreation Project Advisory Committee and the Montana Department of Justice Natural Resource Damage Program will hear 25 presentations about proposed recreation projects. Half of the project ideas will be presented Oct. 11, and the other half Oct. 12. There will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

The committee will use the information from the applications, the presentations, and additional information provided by the applicants, to determine the highest priority projects and prepare a draft Recreation Project Plan. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the draft plan.

For more information contact Alicia Stickney 406-444-0205, or by email at aliciastickney@mt.gov.

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