Last Wednesday, Kristen, the executive director of the Blue Water Task Force, and I joined over 20 watershed groups in the Capital Rotunda to educate legislators and the public on efforts to conserve Montana’s water resources. Watershed Wednesday was well-attended by groups from all over Montana, such as the Clark Fork Coalition, Bitter Root Water Forum, and Lower Musselshell Conservation District. This event provided a great opportunity to observe the Montana Legislative Session and network with like-minded watershed professionals. Watershed Wednesday was hosted by the Montana Watershed Coordination Council and coincided with their annual meeting the following day.
After experiencing minor car troubles, Kristin and I jetted back to Bozeman to attend the annual meeting of the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, a non-profit based in Bozeman engaged in water quality monitoring, restoration, outreach, and education on the Lower Gallatin. The evening featured several speakers who discussed the state of the Montana snowpack and the interdependence between wildlife and snow cover. Truly, a great opportunity to hear about the accomplishments and goals of a fellow steward of the Gallatin!
To read more, check out this great article published in the Helena Independent Record.