Meet Storm Drain Super Steward, Eric Kutch

Eric Kutsch, a member of Bozeman Boy Scout Troop 679, approached GWC back in November 2018 with a conservation service project proposal. Eric planned to stencil storm drains in Bozeman to raise awareness about pollution of the Gallatin River that can occur through storm water run off if residents are not careful with pet wastes,.. read more →

Annual Gallatin River Cleanup – Join us Thursday, August 29th, 2019, 2 PM

The Gallatin River Task Force and Gallatin Watershed Council have teamed up to host the first collaborative Gallatin River Cleanup. Join us on August 29th to pick up trash from the headwaters to the valley. What: Gallatin River Cleanup When: Thursday, August 29th, 2 PM Where: BIG SKY – Meet at the Big Sky Community Park river pavilion. BOZEMAN.. read more →

Restoring Streambanks, Strengthening Community

(July 2019) Written by Terri Nichols, Montana Watershed Coordination Council  This spring, Beth and Jeff Moos watched the rising waters of the East Gallatin River with no small amount of apprehension. They couldn’t help but think of last year, when the river tore across their property west of Bozeman, taking huge chunks of land with.. read more →

Dry Creek Collaborative Restoration Project: Connecting People and Fisheries to Improve Ecosystem Resilience

(May 2019) Written by Kelsie Dougherty, GGWC Education & Outreach Committee Volunteer – A few years ago I had the privilege of working with Greater Gallatin Watershed Council as a Stream Team volunteer on the East Gallatin River supporting local water quality monitoring efforts. That experience enhanced my connection to this place in a way.. read more →

Mountains are our Reservoirs

(March 2019) Written by Zane Ashford, Big Sky Watershed Corps Member – In the arid Rocky Mountain West, snowpack is critical. The heavy snowfall observed from October through May is stored in the mountains and then slowly released to our rivers in the spring and summer. This runoff contributes not only to the municipal water.. read more →

Looking Back on GGWC’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all whom attended our 2019 Annual Meeting – “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors.” We heard incredible stories from three speakers about how drought impacted and compromised their livelihoods. Jeff Moore, a homeowner near Bozeman Pass shared his personal experience with wildfire when it encroached on his family’s home. Dale Sexton, owner.. read more →

Join us on January 30th for GGWC’s Annual Meeting

Greater Gallatin Watershed Council Hosts Annual Meeting, “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors” on January 30th The Greater Gallatin Watershed Council (GGWC) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting, “Weathering Drought: Stories from our Neighbors” on Wednesday, January 30th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Lindley Center in Bozeman, Montana.The annual meeting will feature a speaker’s panel beginning.. read more →

We have some big waders to fill.. and we need your help!

You know what we all have in common? The need for clean water. As our Valley goes through a time of unprecedented growth, maintaining healthy streams and rivers is becoming an even bigger challenge. This is why the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council needs your help. Today, we’re launching our 2018 Year-End Campaign.  Our goal is to.. read more →

Gallatin River Water- The Life Blood of Local Agriculture Part I

(August 10, 2018) Written by Susan Duncan, GGWC Board Member and Co-Owner Duncan Farm – Homestead Beef – Irrigation water from the West Gallatin River is the life blood of Duncan Farm- Homestead Beef. My husband Richard and I built this self-contained grass- fed beef operation on 76 acres of irrigated land between Belgrade and Manhattan.. read more →

Join us for a river cleanup this Saturday!

WHAT: Join the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council, Gallatin Conservation District and Fish Wildlife and Parks this Saturday, July 14th in a cleanup day of the Lower Gallatin River. WHEN and WHERE: We will meet at 8:30am at the Town Pump at 561 Bus Hub Drive in Belgrade and carpool to the Erwin Bridge Fishing Access.. read more →