The Greater Gallatin Watershed Council provides opportunities for residents, volunteers, and students to learn about and get involved in watershed issues. Our projects include:



ANNUAL MEETING: GGWC’s Annual Meeting each January includes a presentation on the state of the watershed and a discussion of current issues. Recent topics have included watershed restoration and snowpack.




FALL TOUR: Each October, the Fall Tour allows participants to explore the watershed while learning about current issues. Recent tours have discussed exempt wells, wetlands, and agricultural irrigation.



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WATERSHED FESTIVAL: GGWC provides family-friendly water activities at the Watershed Festival, hosted each June by the Montana Outdoor Science School.



Student Education

FARM FAIR: Farm Fair is an event put on by the Gallatin Valley Ag Committee, a joint venture of the Belgrade and Bozeman chambers of commerce. Farm Fair teaches kids everything ag related from water systems and livestock to crops and homemade ice cream. There the kids will receive hands-on lessons about agriculture production, economics, soil science, animal science, environmental management and information about careers in agriculturally related fields. GGWC hosts a lesson about watersheds and water pollution at Farm Fair, a field trip for Gallatin Valley 4th graders at Brainerd Ranch each May.

IMG_1091FIELD TRIPS & CLASSROOM LESSONS: We are happy to teach lessons about watersheds, water pollution, and water quality monitoring for area students. Educators can contact us at or 406-551-0804 to request a lesson.



Volunteer Opportunities

STREAM TEAMS: Want to join your fellow watershed neighbors and get your feet wet? Gallatin Stream Teams is a volunteer stream monitoring program operated in partnership between the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council and the Gallatin Local Water Quality District. Since 2008, citizen scientists have been testing water quality on local streams. This high-quality data is being used by GGWC, the Gallatin Local Water Quality District, the Department of Environmental Quality, the City of Bozeman, and others to assess the health of the watershed. Click here for more information.



STORM DRAIN STENCILING: High school students volunteer to increase awareness about stormwater runoff in Bozeman.




CLEAN-UP DAYS: Help remove trash and invasive weeds from streambanks.