Cottonwood expert to speak in Great Falls – March 5
Do you want to learn more about the endangered cottonwood galleries in the Wild and Scenic Missouri River corridor? Then please join us in Great Falls on Wednesday, March 5, for an evening with Greg Auble, a USGS scientist who will talk about the results of his considerable research on the Missouri’s aging cottonwood forests.
These trees are critical to the health of this river ecosystem. Unfortunately, flood control, ice jams, and human development are taking a toll on what many call the historic tree of the American prairie. Greg will also take questions after his talk.
So please join us at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center (4201 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls) on Wednesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Spring/summer 2014 events – a sneak preview
We are counting the days until we see you on the Monument this season! We’ve already got some great events and projects lined up for you, including:
May 16 – Join us for our annual cleanup of the iconic White Cliffs section of the Missouri, and for our first-ever volunteer appreciation party at Virgelle Mercantile! We are excited to have fun with you and honor you for all you do.
July & August – Attacking invasive salt cedar in the river corridor. You’ll be joining MCC crews and/or joining us for an inventory on the river. More details to come on this very exciting project we’re taking on with some new partners in 2014.
September – National Public Lands Day – Our annual cleanup of James Kipp Recreation Area with our partners at BLM.
This is just a teaser of what’s in store for you this year. Looking forward to inviting you to these and other events when we pin down dates and times.
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We’re so pleased to have made a difference last year thanks to our members and volunteers. Thanks for all you do to protect the Monument and its wider home on Montana’s wild prairies. Looking forward to seeing you on the Monument in 2014!