Allegany National Forest Prepares for 'Rainbow Family'


The Allegheny National Forest was selected by the Rainbow Family as the location for their 2010 national gathering and, since this announcement, the forest has joined forces with a National Incident Management Team (NIMT) to manage the event.

The primary concern for the gathering is the health and safety of area residents, forest employees, and Rainbow Family gathering attendees.

“This team, working in partnership with the Forest, will help ensure a safe and successful gathering for all parties involved,” stated Forest Supervisor Leanne Marten. “We realize the impacts to the communities and services resulting from a gathering of this size and we will strive for positive outcomes from this event,” added Marten.

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