$500 Reward Offered by Forest Service

Contact(s): Mike Watts, (308) 432-0390

The Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for vandalism damages done at Toadstool Geologic Park during March.

Vandals destroyed seven interpretive panels and sod house supports at the Toadstool campground located 19 miles north of Crawford.

"Toadstool is one of our most popular tourist sites on the District," said Mike Watts, Pine Ridge Recreational Specialists.  "It's unfortunate that these destructive actions take away opportunities for the public to better understand and experience this unique area.  We hope the reward encourages anyone with knowledge of this incident to step forward and assist with the on-going investigation," he said.  Callers can reach Watts at 308-432-0390, or leave a message at 308-432-0339.