United States Forest Mark Twain National Forest
Department of Service Doniphann - Eleven Point Ranger District
Agriculture 1104 Walnut St. RR 1, Box 1908 P.O. Box 68
Doniphan, MO 63935 Winona, MO 65588 Van Buren 63965
573-996-2153 573-325-4233 573-323-4216
(All numbers listed are Voice/fax-Accessible)
Caring for the Land and Serving
Reply to 1900
Date. July 29, 1996
To: Rainbows 1996 Gathering
On this date Ben Wyatt and myself conducted a final inspection
of the Spring Crook area where the Rainbow's 1996 gathering took
place.. We discussed the final cleanup measures with Badger, Riffraff,
We found the entire area completely cleaned up and rehabilitated.
All trash had been picked up and removed and all latrenes and
compost pits had been filled In and rehabilitated as described
in the rehabilitation plan. All construction materials used in
housing and cooking facilities had been scattered throughout the
area to resemble a more natural condition.
With the recent rains the trampled down vegetation in the
fields had already started to green-up and revegetate the heavily
used areas. There were several areas that had been seeded with
wheat and some clover and this seeding work was beyond the rehabilitation
The cleanup results were excellent but of no surprise.
From the very first contacts - made at the beginning of the gathering
clean-up work was being conducted by sorting trash, rehabilitating
latrenes and compost areas, and continuous picking up trash including
It is very obvious to me that there are several members
of the Rainbow Family dedicated to maintaining a clean environment
despite the obstacles of the heat/humidity, getting sick, and
an overwhelming job. Individuals I would like to personally thank
include: Badger, Dakota, Saylor, Jim, Victor, Val,, Kaba, Riffraff,
and many others who worked so hard.
My personal thanks for a job well done and appreciated
by all users of this National Forest area.
(signed) Terry Miller