Riverbank Restoration Project: Help Preserve Council Grove
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 10, 2017

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to preserve the beauty and tranquility of Council Grove State Park at this year’s Riverbank Restoration Project on Saturday, May 27th from 10am to 2pm.

The Clark Fork riverbank in Council Grove is experiencing rapid erosion and Montana State Parks has an opportunity for community members to volunteer to restore this bank while learning more about restoration and prevention methods. Become an environmental steward with hands on training and find out what contributes to bank erosion and why it is so important to restore it. Volunteers will work alongside park staff professionals to help plant 300 willow and dogwood cuttings to provide the root system that will restore and prevent future erosion.

Volunteers should come prepared to plant trees along a riverbank. We ask that participants please wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and bring work gloves. Refreshments and tools will be provided.

For more information e-mail Jillian Leblow at councilgrove.americorps@gmail.com

What: Riverbank Restoration Project

When: Saturday, May 27th 2017 from 10am to 2pm

Where: Council Grove State Park, 11249 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808
Latitude/Longitude: (46.91302 / -114.15477)

Council Grove is the site of the 1855 Hellgate Treaty between the U.S. government and the Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d’Oreille Indians to create the Flathead Reservation. Reflect on this site’s unique history while walking along large, old-growth ponderosa pines, grassy fields by the picnic area, or cottonwoods by the Clark Fork.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) to find your park and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Jillian Leblow
AmeriCorps Member,
Council Grove State Park
(925) 324-0571