Service Events Across Montana

  • August 27, 2014
  • Posted by MCC

The Montana Conservation Corps is proud to help celebrate three anniversaries that are true to our organization’s mission and values. This year, we’re partnering to host service events for the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, National Public Lands Day, and the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. These events will take place across Montana so be sure to find an event nearest you. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating service on our public lands!

Helena, MT (Central Divide): Contact: Tim Dywer, 406-495-9214 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

National Public Lands Day
When: 9/27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park
What: We are partnering with the city of Helena to continue building features in the Vigilante Bike Park as well as planting trees around the playground.

Billings, MT (Eastern Wildlands): Contact, Tauzha Grantham, 406-651-1311 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
When: 9/12/14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Working between Aronson Avenue and Main Street.
What: Clearing Alkali Creek of wood debris and garbage. This area was just approved as an extension of Billings’ bikenet bike path.

Roundup Invasives
When: 9/19 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Meet at River Walk in Roundup, MT.
What: Invasive weed pull along the Musselshell River.

National Public Lands Day
When: 9/20 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Four Dances Natural Area near Billings
What: Installing signage, stairs, and improving the hiking trail that leads to the historic cabin of Will James.

Bozeman, MT (Greater Yellowstone):  Contact: Chris Nesset, 406-587-0151 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
When: 9/12 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (followed by a cookout).
Where: Future site of Story Mill Park
What: Removing barb wire to help the City of Bozeman officially acquire the property.

National Public Lands Day
When: 9/27 Exact time TBD
Where: Gallatin County Regional Park

Kalispell, MT (Northern Rockies):  Contact: Tucker Culpepper, 406-755-8089 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

National Public Lands Day
When:9/27 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Where: Meet at North Foy Lake parking lot. 
What: Join FTBT, Fish, Wildlife, Parks and MCC by volunteering in Lone Pine and Herron Parks.

Missoula, MT (Western Wildlands): Contact: Larissa Lee, 973-975-6409 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
When: 9/12 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Meet behind PEAS farm where Mountain View Dr. meets Woodland Dr.
What: Pulling buckthorn along Rattlesnake Creek. 

National Public Lands Day
When: 9/27 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Where: Rattlesnake National Recreation Area, Sawmill Gulch Trailhead
What: Join MCC, REI, National Forest Foundation, Mountain Bike Missoula and Lolo National Forest for the 21st annual National Public Lands Day at Sawmill Gulch in the Rattlesnake Recreation Area! We will be doing various maintenance projects within the Sawmill Gulch area including digging a scenic mountain bike re-route, naturalizing the old trail, and repairing old trail tread. Volunteers of all ages are welcome!  Lunch will be provided. Participants should bring gloves, work clothes (anything you’re willing to get dirty), suitable clothing for the weather and a water bottle. Parking is limited at the Sawmill Gulch Trailhead; shuttle service will be available from the main Rattlesnake Trailhead to Sawmill Gulch Trailhead.
Contact: Britney Barnett, 406-728-2720, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


So sorry I will not be able to join in on the festivities—YeeHaw for the Story Mill Park!  I really wish I could be there, but I’ll be in the middle of my hitch up on Sportsman Lake in Yellowstone.  20 years ago, I started with MCC, and look where it landed me…  I have been in Yellowstone ever since and have loved pretty much every minute of it!  Thank you, MCC, for ALL that you have done and continue to do—not only for the State of Montana, but for all of the crewleaders, corpsmembers and youth with whom you strive to give direction—no matter which way they travel. 
PS.  The concrete in Lewis and Clark Caverns is still holding together—as one of my first projects with you, it was fun to finally take my son there and show him our handy work.  He thought it was cool. Good memories!!!

Posted by Christopher (HOOK) Atkinson at September 05 2014

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