Former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop of Big Horn will have his name permanently associated with another landmark in the area. Earlier this year, the airport terminal at the Sheridan County Airport was re-named the Malcolm Wallop Terminal.
On October 2nd, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be renaming the Monument Point Access Area at Lake DeSmet to "Monument Point and Malcolm Wallop Access Area" in honor of the senator's efforts in passing federal legislation that left a legacy of dedicated funding from excise tax dollars on boats and motor boat fuels to support motor boat access and sport fish restoration nationally.
Thanks to the 1984 Wallop-Breaux Amendment to the Sport Fish Restoration Act, funding for motorboat access facilities and sport fish restoration increased from $40 million in 1950 to $404 million in 2009 nationwide.
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony at Lake DeSmet on October 2 at 11 am. Wyoming Game and Fish Director Steve Ferrell and others will speak at the ceremony. In case of inclement weather, the dedication will be held at the C-Tel Presentation Hall at Sheridan College.
For more information, contact Warren Mischke at (307) 672-7418