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 →

Introducing GGWC’s New Watershed Coordinator

Welcome Nicole! We are thrilled to introduce our new Watershed Coordinator, Nicole Divine. Nicole joins the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council to coordinate on-the-ground stream restoration projects, organize watershed education events, collaborate with local partners, and advance the Council’s mission to enhance the water resources of the Gallatin Valley. Raised on the confluence of the Grand.. read more →

How to Mend a River

The East Gallatin River is the heart of the east side of the Gallatin Valley. But after 150 years of agriculture and development, this river system has taken a bit of a beating. That’s the case at the Story Mill Community Park in north Bozeman, where the East Gallatin flows for half a mile just.. read more →

A Little Bit of Rains Makes a Big Change at Story Mill wetlands

The unusual rains this July have made a dent on the wetlands at the future Story Mill Community Park in north Bozeman. Literally—the thick grasses, usually up to my chest, were beaten down by a hailstorm earlier this week, making my trek through the wetlands on my weekly monitoring circuit somewhat easier. But the rains have had a much.. read more →

Thinking Ahead to Spring: Plants, Soil & Water

By Chris Mahony, NRCS Soil Conservationist & GGWC Board Member Water, plants and soil—we all have them and we all use them, whether in our crop fields, gardens, or lawns.  Considering a plant’s water needs and root structure and the soil type can help you plant in a way that’s smart for the watershed. Plants:.. read more →

Bozeman volunteer fights for water quality and cats

From the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Everyday People Bozeman volunteer fights for water quality and cats Troy Carter, Chronicle Staff Writer Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 8:00 pm By 8 a.m. every Monday morning, volunteer Katherine Boyk, 23, is caring for the cats at the Heart of the Valley animal shelter’s off-site adoption center in Bozeman... read more →

What’s Happening at Story Mill Park?

Click here to read the newly-released overview of stream and wetland restoration at Story Mill Community Park in Bozeman.   read more →

5 Things You Should Know About Snowpack in the Gallatin

Snow (or the lack thereof) is the conversation of the season. At our annual meeting last month, we heard from experts on local snowpack and water quantity. In case you missed it, here’s five important things we learned from Lucas Zukiewicz, of USDA-NRCS Montana Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program; Tom Michalek and James.. read more →

SUCCESS! Lower Gallatin Watershed Restoration Plan Approved

2015 begins with exciting news for the watershed: the Lower Gallatin Watershed Restoration Plan has been officially accepted by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This document identifies the community’s priorities for watershed health and enables interested landowners to implement stream restoration projects on their properties. Last year, residents of the Lower Gallatin Watershed.. read more →

Comment on draft Lower Gallatin Watershed Restoration Plan by Nov 6

Click here to download The Lower Gallatin Watershed Restoration Plan Throughout the year, the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council has heard from residents of the Lower Gallatin Watershed about the importance of local streams, concerns for water quality and stream health, and ideas for potential restoration projects. We have taken the input you provided and created.. read more →