(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) invites the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by participating in Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s largest volunteer event of the year! The annual trails repair and weed management event at Montana’s very first state park will take place on Saturday, April 11th at 9:00 AM.
Volunteers and staff will be repairing the park’s damaged and winter-worn trails as well as removing invasive weeds to keep the park healthy and easy to use. You don’t need any experience, and tools will be provided. Please bring gloves, sturdy shoes, a water bottle, and clothing for outdoor work. If you have any tools for moving dirt or removing weeds, it is also recommended that you bring them. All trail work will be on foot. We will meet at the group use pavilion in the campground area at 9:00 AM. All volunteers will receive a free lunch as well as 2 vouchers to redeem later for a free tour of the caverns!
This year’s event celebrates the 50 years that people have been joining together to protest environmental exploitation and fight for the protection of the planet. There is still much work to be done, but you can help the world move closer to a healthy relationship with our wild spaces by volunteering with the park to maintain our precious natural resources. After the event, feel free to bring your mountain bike and give the newly revitalized trails a spin to congratulate yourself for being a part of something bigger! Over 1 billion people worldwide will participate in Earth Day activities this year, so let the park know if you want to join in. RSVP today!
Event Schedule: 9:00 AM Welcome and introduction to the project, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM trail work and weed remediation, 1:00 – 2:00 PM lunch and closing.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Emily Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Earth Day 50 – Weed Removal and Trail Repair Event
When: Saturday, April 11th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT
From the exit 274 on I-90 we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.
From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the most decorative limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.
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