Fall Tour: Dealing with Drought in the Gallatin Valley

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Announcing GGWC’s 10th Annual Fall Tour

Dealing with Drought in the Gallatin Valley

Saturday, October 3, 8:30 am to 1 pm


Fall 2014 015Water is always a concern in the semi-arid climate of the Gallatin Valley. With a low-water year across western Montana and media coverage of the ongoing drought in California, now is the time to look at wise water use here in our home watershed.

Join the Greater Gallatin Watershed Council for our 10th annual Fall Tour on Saturday, October 3, 8:30 to 1:00, to learn about local efforts to save water, improve efficiency, and plan for future water needs with the goal of creating drought resilient communities and ecosystems.

The Fall Tour will visit three unique projects that are designed to deal with drought. The tour will visit a local dairy that uses a modernized, efficient irrigation system designed to conserve limited water resources and a nutrient reinjection program as a soil amendment. Next, the tour will view Bozeman’s new water treatment plant to learn how the city is planning for a growing population and potential drought-related impacts like wildfire. The final stop will be at Story Mill Community Park to view the wetland restoration in progress and discuss how this project will improve natural water storage and wildlife habitat.

Space is limited; contact GGWC at info@greatergallatin.org or 406-551-0804 to reserve your spot. The tour is free but donations are welcomed.


Tour Partners

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