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Public Meeting on Blood Run Cultural Landscape Master Plan, March 10

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting and open house on Thursday, March 10, to provide information and discuss the cultural landscape master plan for Blood Run State Park.

The meeting and the open house will both be held in the basement of Frontier Bank in the Rock Rapids Community Room, 301 Main Street, in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

The Blood Run National Historic Landmark is located in Lyon County and encompasses a culturally significant landscape, providing links to the people and traditions associated with the past use of the site. This area between the Big Sioux River and Blood Run Creek was home to people practicing the Oneota tradition between 1300 and 1720 A.D. The area will eventually be a first-of-its-kind state park shared between South Dakota and Iowa.

The public is invited to participate in the planning of this highly significant site. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The morning session will include presentations of the cultural landscape master plan and the long-range interpretation and education plan, and discussions of key project topics. The afternoon session will include discussions of key project topics and considerations for future management of the bi-state park. A one-hour lunch break will be available between noon and 1 p.m.

The open house will be held later that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Project materials will be on display and project team members will be on hand to answer questions and listen to comments from the public.

Parking for both the public meeting and open house is available in the lot behind the Lyon County building.

For more information about the Blood Run project visit www.goodearthbloodrun.com

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