The Voice of the River

A River in Bloom

A River in Bloom

If you’ve spent time along the Gallatin in the past few summers, you’ve likely noticed bright-green algae covering rocks from shoreline to shoreline late in the summer as you’re wading to your favorite fishing hole. Like us, you probably have questions. To answer these questions and more, the Task Force has partnered with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality on a multi-year study to determine the primary drivers of the algae blooms and what we must do to stop them.

Lone Peak High School Students Want YOU to be Septic Smart

Lone Peak High School Students Want YOU to be Septic Smart

The Lone Peak High School Environmental Science class completed a service-learning project to educate the Big Sky Community about septic care and maintenance. This year, the class studied wastewater treatment systems and their relationship to water quality. The students learned about municipal wastewater treatment by touring the Big Sky Water & Sewer District plant and on-site wastewater treatment by developing bathroom signs for the school and businesses with septic systems.