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No Empty Nets – Keep the Gallatin Clean & Win Prizes

No Empty Nets Partnership Aims to Keep the Gallatin River Clean During Peak Recreation Season

The Gallatin River Task Force, Gallatin River Guides, and Backcountry Safaris are joining together to keep trash out of the Gallatin River through the No Empty Nets partnership. No one likes to see trash while they’re out recreating and trash left behind by humans is harmful to fish and wildlife that rely on clean water. We’re challenging all river recreation enthusiasts to track and properly dispose of the trash that you find while out recreating on the Gallatin. Our goal by the end of the season is to collect 1000 netfuls (or equivalent) of trash out of the river and surrounding areas. The guides at Gallatin River Guides and Backcountry Safaris are dedicated to picking up trash while they are out enjoying the river and need your help. This summer, join these dedicated guides and leave with No Empty Nets. Whether you are fishing, rafting, hiking, or however else you enjoy the Gallatin, help us keep it clean for everyone to enjoy.

Log Your Trash & Win A $1,000 Prize

We want to see your impact and reward you for your river stewardship.

We will confirm your contact information and every entry will be entered to win a prize basket at the end of the season. We’ll be giving out a prize package with $1,000 worth of goodies from Sage Foundation, Fishpond, Patagonia, and more!


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About the Partners

Gallatin River Task Force is a nonprofit based in Big Sky, Montana that focuses on the health and resiliency of the Upper Gallatin River. We work with dedicated partners to advance our mission to lead conservation and inspire stewardship of the Gallatin River Watershed.


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Gallatin River Guides is a full-service fly shop and outfitter based in Big Sky, Montana. Located right on the Gallatin River, they are huge advocates for river health and preserving the waters we love to fish in.

Backcountry Safaris is a tour company that will take you to explore Grand Teton, Yellowstone, or Capitol Reef National Parks. The Big Sky location is dedicated to showing you the magic of Yellowstone and keeping our natural spaces wild.


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