Under the rainbow

Impacts of gathering ‘detrimental’ to ecosystem.

Rainbow Gathering attendees have vowed to leave the land better than they found it, but Forest Service officials said such a large group in such a small space will negatively impact the ecosystem.

As many as 20,000 attendees are expected at the loosely organized, unauthorized gathering July 1-7 in Flagtail Meadow off Forest Road 24 south of John Day. By Monday, more than 2,500 people had already gathered at the site.

Source: Under the rainbow – Local News – East Oregonian