Volunteers Needed for Riverbank Restoration Project
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: March 26, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking volunteers for the Riverbank Restoration Project at Council Grove State Park on Saturday, April 7th from 10am to 2pm.

Want to learn how to stabilize and restore an eroding riverbank? Join us while we plant willows to tackle erosion along the Clark Fork at Council Grove State Park. Get your hands dirty by volunteering or simply stop by the park to learn more about the project. Volunteers will receive training and the opportunity to work alongside park staff professionals. All visitors will learn about what contributes to bank erosion, restoration methods and techniques, as well as the importance of restoring and protecting our waterways.

Community members are welcome to stop by for an hour or spend the entire day planting trees underneath Council Grove’s old-growth ponderosa pines, next to the beautiful Clark Fork. Volunteers should wear weather-appropriate clothing and come prepared to work close to the water. Please bring sturdy shoes, water, and work gloves. Refreshments and tools will be provided.

For more information email JillianLeblow@mt.gov or call (925) 324-0571.

What: Riverbank Restoration Project

When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 10am to 2pm

Where: Council Grove State Park, 11249 Mullan Road, Missoula, MT 59808

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