Snowpacks and Runoff

(June 7, 2018) Written By Mark Story, GGWC Board Member – The year 2018 has had very robust snowpacks throughout much of Montana with end of May snowpack water equivalents ranging from 87% of average in NE Montana to 206% of average in NW Montana.  As of June 7th, the Gallatin River drainage is currently.. read more →

The Connection Between Open Lands and Healthy Waterways

(April 27, 2018) Written by Peter Brown, GGWC Vice Chair  In 1998, the Gallatin County Commissioners recognized that growth and development in our watershed was a major challenge and tasked a group of community members (Open Space Task Force) with exploring options to manage it. After researching growth management tools from around the country, the Open.. read more →

Introducing “Ask Recyclin’ Sue”

(April 6, 2018)   During GGWC’s 2018 Annual Meeting back in January, attendees were challenged to consider the many ways in which their daily actions affect the health of our watershed. We discussed everything from turning off the water when you brush your teeth to getting to know your local farmers to participating in local river.. read more →

GGWC Appoints New Board Chair, Lilly Deford

(March 6, 2018)    At GGWC’s February Board meeting, the Board elected Lilly Deford to the Leadership Team to serve as Board Chair. Lilly comes from a big farming family in Maryland, where she grew up exercising race horses, bailing hay, and welding farm equipment. She has made a home in Bozeman after coming here for school in.. read more →

GGWC’s 2018 Annual Meeting – “The Power of YOU”

The Greater Gallatin Watershed Council (GGWC) will hold its 2018 Annual Meeting, “The Power of YOU” on Thursday, January 18th from 5:30-8:30pm in the Weaver Room at the Emerson Cultural Center. The annual meeting will feature a speaker’s panel beginning at 6:30pm, which will highlight ways that individuals can more deeply engage in the stewardship.. read more →

Volunteers Collect Over 500lbs of Trash at Lower Gallatin River Cleanup!

The Greater Gallatin Watershed Council’s first annual Lower Gallatin River Cleanup was a great success. Seventeen community volunteers turned out on a beautiful fall morning to help remove over 500 pounds of trash from the Axtell Bridge and Cameron Bridge Fishing Access sites on Saturday, October 14th. Volunteer teams collected tires, cans, cigarette butts, plastic.. read more →

Thank you July Sampling Teams!

GGWC and GLWQD want to thank our July volunteers for devoting their weekend to collecting data for Gallatin Stream Teams. All their time and commitment is very appreciated by the Gallatin Local Water Quality District as well as GGWC. These folks spent time on the four sites on the East Gallatin River and four sites on Bozeman.. read more →