Plans for National Public Lands day? We’ve got ideas
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: September 18, 2018

Traditional games at Buffalo Jump 

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host Traditional Games in celebration of National Public Lands Day at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Join park staff and volunteers at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park for a fun day in the park with Traditional Native Games. Traditional native games were an important part of tribal culture during the days First Peoples Buffalo Jump was used for the hunting of buffalo. Join park staff and volunteers to learn more about these games and play them yourself. All ages invited. Games offered may include shinny, double ball, kickball, run and scream, as well as others. Indoor games will be offered if the weather is bad. Free for Montana residents, $6 entrance fee for non-residents.

For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217.

What: National Public Lands Day: Traditional Native Games

When:  September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, 342 Ulm Vaughn Road, Ulm, MT 59485.
The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off of Interstate 15 at Exit 270.
http://stateparks.mt.gov/first-peoples-buffalo-jump/

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture.

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

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
stateparks.mt.gov

Contact:
Alice Southworth
Park Ranger
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
406-866-2217
alice.southworth@mt.gov

 

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Kite-building at Madison Buffalo Jump 

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host the Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day celebration at Madison Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

Sky Wind World, Friends of the Madison Buffalo Jump and park staff invite the community to the park on National Public Lands Day to appreciate our public lands and experience Native American art and culture through a kite building and flying workshop.

Along with kite building and flying, join us for a program on the importance of being a good land steward and the part we play in preserving our public lands. Guest speaker, Marvin Dawes will perform a smudging ceremony as a blessing over the park and give a culture presentation based on the Crow Tribe and their history in the area surrounding the Missouri Headwaters and the tributaries that contribute to its mighty flow.

Marvin Dawes is an interpretive ranger at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Park, and a member of the Crow Tribe from Crow Agency, Montana.

This event has something for everyone! Kids of all ages are welcome to build a kite and fly and all are invited to engage in the culture this area has to offer and how we can preserve our Public Lands. For more information, call (406) 285-3610.

What:  Flying Buffalo Project and National Public Lands Day

When:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:30pm

Where:  Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, 6990 Buffalo Jump Road, Three Forks, MT.
The park is located 27 miles northwest of Bozeman, headed west on I-90 to Exit 278.
http://stateparks.mt.gov/madison-buffalo-jump/

Sponsors:  Sky Wind World, Friends of Madison Buffalo Jump, and Montana State Parks.
Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
stateparks.mt.gov

Contact:
Dave Andrus
Park Manager,
Missouri Headwaters State Park
(406) 285-3610
daveandrus@mt.gov

 

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Painting/cleaning at Fort Owen

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host a National Public Lands Day volunteer event at Fort Owen State Park on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9am to 12pm. This event is a partnership between Montana State Parks and Friends of Fort Owen.

We need your help to protect and preserve one of Montana’s important historic places! Celebrate this National Public Lands Day by staining, painting and cleaning Fort Owen State Park. Volunteers will get hands-on experience preserving historic structures on public lands and learn how much effort it takes to maintain our history.

This event starts at 9am sharp and will include a short orientation. Volunteer spots are limited so we ask that folks attending register by contacting Montana State Parks AmeriCorps member, Jillian Leblow, at JillianLeblow@mt.gov. Please wear clothing appropriate for staining and painting. Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided. Parking is available on the surrounding private property for this event only.

For more information contact Jillian Leblow at (406) 542-5500 or JillianLeblow@mt.gov.

What:  National Public Lands Day at Fort Owen State Park

When: Saturday, September 22nd from 9am to 12pm

Where: Fort Owen State Park, 99 Fort Owen Ranch Rd, Stevensville, MT 59870
http://stateparks.mt.gov/fort-owen/

Cost: FREE!

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