Get Outdoors with Spring Events at Milltown State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: May 2, 2019

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) welcomes spring with volunteer and interpretive events, including tree planting, wildflower walks, and basic bird watching at Milltown State Park this May.

Spring Planting to Restore Milltown – Saturday, May 4th from 10-1pm

Since the Milltown Dam was removed from the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers in 2008, revegetation efforts in the floodplain have been ongoing. Do your part to strengthen this important river system by planting native trees along the Clark Fork. Equipment will be provided. Volunteers should be prepared to get dirty, and sturdy boots are recommended.

Wildflower Walk with Montana Native Plant Society – Wednesday, May 8 from 5:30-7pm

Join us for a wildflower walk through Milltown State Park. Spring has arrived and the park is dotted with the colors of native wildflowers. The walk will leave from the Milltown State Park Overlook and travel down to the floodplain as the Montana Native Plant Society guides participants in identifying local flowers.

Early Bird Basics – Saturday, May 11, from 8-11am

Curious about birdwatching, but not sure how to get started? Join Milltown State Park staff and the University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab for a birding basics workshop.

Observe and identify a variety of bird life while walking from the Milltown overlook down to the floodplain. Participants will receive instruction on a variety of birding basics, including how to use binoculars and field guides properly, as well as the five most important things to look for when identifying birds. Participants will also break into groups and use their new-found skills to identify the birds around them.

This event is free, and equipment is provided. Space is limited. Please call (406) 542-5531 to register.

Abundant outdoor opportunities and a rich cultural heritage converge at the newly restored confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers at the heart of Milltown State Park.

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:
Gwen Keller
AmeriCorps Member,
Milltown State Park
(406) 542-5531
Gwen.Keller@mt.gov