Free Field Trips at Travelers’ Rest State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: March 19, 2018

On March 2, Travelers’ Rest Preservation & Heritage Association (TRPHA) held its 12th annual fundraising auction. Auction guests were invited to raise their paddles to make donations in support of free field trips at Travelers’ Rest State Park.  Thanks to their generosity, the $2 per student fee will be waived for school field trips scheduled from March 2018 through June 2019.  Additional funds raised by the auction will be used to meet TRPHA’s mission to support Travelers’ Rest State Park through outreach, advocacy, and educational experiences that link the past to the future.

“The relationship between TRPHA and Travelers’ Rest State Park is pretty unique,” says Molly Stockdale, Executive Director of TRPHA.  “Our members and donors know how special this place is…every dollar they contribute helps us to reach more people with the Travelers’ Rest story and to make every visit to the park more memorable.”

Travelers’ Rest State Park Manager Loren Flynn added, “The support from this auction is incredible.  The commitment by the TRPHA staff and board make this event much more than a fundraiser. It has become a celebration of the Travelers’ Rest community.”

Travelers’ Rest Preservation & Heritage Association supports Travelers’ Rest State Park through outreach, advocacy, and educational experiences that link the past to the future.  The annual auction raises approximately half of the organization’s annual budget.  Proceeds support Montana State Park’s AmeriCorps program, outreach activities, supplies and volunteer training for school field trips, unique public programs like the Corps of Discovery Campout and the Bitterroot Culture Camp, interpretive improvements to the Park, and more.

For more information about field trips, call the Travelers’ Rest State Park Visitor Center at (406) 273-4253.

Travelers’ Rest State Park, located in Lolo, Montana, is the only archaeologically verified campsite of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. For centuries Native Americans; including the Salish, Pend d’Oreille and Nez Perce, used the area as a campsite and trail junction. With Lolo Creek running through the park, Travelers’ Rest Sate Park is an idyllic spot for nature walks and bird watching.

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