Task Force volunteers spend hours with us on the Gallatin collecting water samples and restoring habitat. They not only inspire us in our work but enable us to carry out our conservation mission. At the end of the year, we host a stewardship celebration to thank our...
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Celebrating our 2020 Volunteers of the Year. Without our dedicated team of volunteers, the Gallatin River Task Force simply wouldn't be able to get our work done. Every year, we celebrate our most dedicated individuals. These are the folks devoting time weekly to our...
Friend of the Gallatin Rick Donaldson moves on from the Task Force board. Volunteer. Sponsor. Board chair. In his tenure as a Task Force supporter, Rick Donaldson has worn many hats. Whether collecting trash or approving organizational budgets, he’s brought the same...
The Gallatin River Task Force and Gallatin Watershed Council have teamed up to host the first collaborative Gallatin River Cleanup. Join us on August 29th to pick up trash from the headwaters to the valley.
The roughly 84 million doggie denizens living in the US produce an estimated 11.6 million tons of poop every year. That’s enough doo to fill nearly 300,000 eighteen-wheelers parked bumper-to-bumper from New York City to Los Angeles, according to DoodyCalls, a franchise that specializes in pet waste removal. All that crap poses a threat when dog owners don’t pick up after their pets, leaving poop to be carried by runoff to rivers and streams.
This year, 150 volunteers donated over 1,000 hours to the Gallatin River Task Force, which represents a $24,250 in-kind contribution to the organization.
Almost ninety volunteers crowded the Big Sky Community Park to pick up trash on a rainy day. Young and old, alone and in groups, these dedicated river lovers arrived to do something special…to leave our river cleaner than they found it.
“We were simply blown away by our community,” remarked Task Force Executive Director, Kristin Gardner. “Together, we removed about half a ton of trash from the Gallatin River and streams in the Big Sky area”.
The Gallatin River Task Force will host the seventh annual Upper Gallatin River Cleanup on August 30th at 2 PM. Volunteers will pick up trash from the banks of the Gallatin River between the Yellowstone National Park boundary and the mouth of Gallatin Canyon, as well as cleaning up streams in the Big Sky area. Last year, over one hundred volunteers removed 1,000 pounds of trash from the watershed.
The Gallatin River Task Force will be performing a river use study during the summer of 2018 that will allow for recreation users to provide feedback about how they view the Gallatin and where enhancements could be made on the river to improve access and river health through online and in-person surveys. The study is the result of a partnership between the Gallatin River Task Force, Montana State University, and the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
The Gallatin River Task Force and YES for Responsible Mining will host a training for volunteers who are interested in gathering signatures to support the petition for I-186 on Thursday, May 31st from 4 to 5 PM at the Big Sky Water and Sewer District conference room. The training will consist of two parts and is mandatory for anyone interested in gathering signatures for I-186. Volunteers must be 18 years or older, a Montana resident, and registered to vote in Montana. For more information or to express interest, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, call (406) 993 – 2519, or visit yeson186.org.