Help keep our rivers clean in Aug. 13 event

Volunteers needed for Flathead Waters Cleanup 

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If you love our Montana water and want to help care for it, consider volunteering in the 2022 Flathead Waters Cleanup Aug. 13.

The cleanup is hosted by Flathead Rivers Alliance, Flathead Basin Commission, Flathead Conservation District, Flathead Lakers, and Lake County Conservation District.

The all day volunteer event serves to not only cleanup trash, but celebrate the region’s incredible waterways. Flathead Rivers Alliance seeks volunteers for the three forks of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River.

There are several ways to participate: hiking along the shoreline, floating sections or scuba diving. Formed in 2019, Flathead Rivers Alliance is a friends group that supports protection and management of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River (North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork) and enhancement of the river system’s outstanding and remarkable values that include geology, ethnography, history, wildlife, vegetation, fisheries, water quality, and recreation. The river system has the significance of inspiring the idea of a National Wild and Scenic Rivers System and contributing 85% of the water entering Flathead Lake.

The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a celebration and prize giveaway following at Sacred Waters Brewing in Kalispell from 4-8 p.m.

Prizes from event sponsors include: half-day guided fishing and rafting trips, an evening sailing cruise, and outdoor gear. Grab a friend, recruit club members, or rally the family.

This year's sponsors are: Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, Cabela's, City of Kalispell, Destination Trout, Evergreen Disposal, Flathead National Forest, Glacier Guides & Montana Raft, Glacier Raft Co., Lakestream Fly Shop, NFC, River Network, Sacred Waters Brewing Co., Sportsman & Ski Haus, and Wild River Adventures.

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