Public Comment Open for Proposed Bonner Learning Park Donation to Milltown State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 10, 2018

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) is seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Bonner Learning Park (BPL) Property Donation to Milltown State Park near Missoula, MT. Comments will be accepted through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5pm.

Montana State Park proposes to accept the donation of an approximately 33.56-acre property immediately adjacent to Milltown State Park along the Clark Fork River in Missoula County. The land, currently owned by Bonner Development Group and managed as the Bonner Learning Park, would be acquired and added to Milltown State Park. The property, which includes several amenities has frequently been used by Bonner School teachers and students as an outdoor classroom and continues to be important to the local community.

Currently the only access to the north side of the Clark Fork River at Milltown State Park is through the BPL property. Acquisition of the BPL site would ensure public access to Milltown State Park along the north bank of the Clark Fork River and enhance recreational and educational opportunities at the park. Accepting the donation of the property would also provide contiguous ownership on the north side of the river to connect the existing upstream and downstream State Park boundaries.

For more information or to view a full copy of the environmental assessment visit stateparks.mt.gov and click “Public Comments & Notices”.

The public comment period will be open for 30 days and comments will be accepted through Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 5pm. The public is invited to comment online at stateparks.mt.gov and click “Public Comments & Notices” or by email to MilltownEA@mt.gov.

The public may also send written comments to: Montana State Parks, ATTN: Milltown EA, 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula, MT 59804.

For questions about the draft EA and/or the public comment process, contact Michael Kustudia, Milltown State Park Manager at (406) 542-5500 or mkustudia@mt.gov.

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