Voice of the River

Hooked on the Gallatin 2023

With community support, we achieve great things for the Gallatin

On Friday, August 4th, the Gallatin River Task Force hosted our 11th annual Hooked on the Gallatin fundraising event and celebration of the Gallatin River.  A kickoff to the Wildlands Festival weekend, the event brought together an impressive crowd of community supporters;

  • Lovers of the Gallatin
  • Fly fishermen (& women)
  • Local businesses
  • Out of town guests
  • Forever friends of the organization and our work to protect and conserve the river. 
Hooked on the Gallatin 2023 Speaker Panel

Hooked on the Gallatin 2023

The event gathered a  star-studded panel, including special guest actor Tom Skerritt, to hold an important discussion about what it means to put intentional focus on how we protect the waters that mean the world to our community. We enjoyed the company of friends and advocates, sharing our work and our dedication to the projects that protect our watershed. In addition to the  amazing discussion, we emphasized the critical nature of community collaboration and partnerships – like the one we have with our friends at American Rivers – and how our collective vision for a healthy Gallatin is not realized without all of us working together. 

Gallatin River

Fundraising for a Cause

On  top of all of it, we raised a tremendous amount of money for our projects and initiatives.  We don’t say that, or take that, lightly.  We know that every dollar counts, and that every way in which we envision a healthier Gallatin doesn’t happen without the perfect balance of community engagement and community investment.

Our gratitude is running deep on the heels of this event, and knowing that our projects are now supported by the following as a result of this event is humbling. This year’s event raised a considerable amount of money for our work, surpassing even last year’s benchmark income of over $250k 

In addition, this year’s event saw:

  • 230 people in attendance 
  • $150k total revenue from auction items sold 
  • $120k in sponsorship support 

We get one event a year to take center stage and showcase who we are and what we do. To invite our community to be a part of it, to celebrate our community’s connections to the Gallatin, and to recognize everyone’s place in the work that we do is heart-warming. The rest of the year is spent putting all of the contributions and personal investment to work.

Hooked on the Gallatin 2023 Sponsors

The celebration may have come to a close, but the work goes on, and we extend an enormous thank you for the part in which this community has stepped up again to help us continue that work, for the river.  Lastly we want to thank our amazing sponsors for their contribution to the success of the Hooked on the Gallatin 2023. 

This includes, American Rivers, Gallatin Yacht Sales, Trout Routes, Simms, Mizu, Outlaw Partners, Ocean Organic Vodka, Gallatin River Guides, Lone Mountain Ranch, Arenson Family, Legacy Foundation, Allied Steel.

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