This July, while shopping at local businesses you can help preserve Montana’s open land, abundant trails, and clean water by “rounding up” to the nearest dollar amount. Round Up for Open Land is an effort by three Montana conservation organizations: Big Sky Community Corporation, Gallatin River Task Force, and Travelers for Open Land to raise money to conserve Montana’s incredible landscape for present and future generations.
This effort is part of Montana Open Land Month, an official celebration of open land and its incalculable value to the Montana way of life. Join us in honoring the value of open land to our economy and quality of life this July!
So far, businesses in Big Sky have been extremely supportive of Round Up for Open Land. 320 Guest Ranch, Vacation Big Sky, Buck’s T-4, Gallatin River Guides, Gallatin Riverhouse Grill, and Grizzly Outfitters were among the first to sign up to participate. Hopefully, this innovative effort by the Big Sky community will become an example for grassroots fundraising in Montana as a whole. Stay tuned for a complete list of businesses who have agreed to participate!
In addition, as a part of Montana Open Land Month a diverse group of organizations, businesses, and local government entities have established events or programs to celebrate our outdoor lifestyle. Local events include: the Moods of the Madison, July 17th and 18th, and the Big Sky Fly Fishing Festival, July 25th and 26th.
Open Land Month is also an opportunity to share as you explore the Big Sky! Post photos and art with #mymontana. Join the conversation with #OpenLandMT.
In officially recognizing July 2015 as Montana Open Land Month, Governor Bullock wrote: “These open spaces not only provide for vast scenic viewing and healthy wildlife populations but also contribute overwhelmingly to Montana’s tourism, agriculture, and outdoor recreation industries.”
Get outside this summer! Enjoy the Big Sky!