Hungry Horse, MT—June 12, 2017 —  Every year, on the first Saturday of June, the American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of National Trails Day events hosted throughout the country. 

This year, the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation hosted a NTD event in partnership with the USFS on Saturday, June 3. Over 30 volunteers contributed sweat equity to public trails on public lands. The group focused on popular trails departing from the Indian Meadows trailhead located near Lincoln, MT. Volunteers built 58 water bars and drain drips and also maintained and cleared 5.5 miles of trail. Volunteers also hauled gravel and filled two turnpikes with the help of stock mules and restored a fallen wilderness sign for the Scapegoat Wilderness.

 

“This was our biggest National Trails Day ever and it speaks volumes about how the public feels about keeping public trails open on public lands,” said Executive Director Carol Treadwell.

After a day of work, volunteers were treated to a tailgate BBQ at the Indian Meadows Cabin from 4-6 pm and enjoyed a Tailgate Talk by the Montana Noxious Weeds Education Campaign.

This annual event is the launch of the Bob Marshall Wilderness’s 2017 Field Season and is made possible through the generosity of BMWF volunteers, donors, and community partners. For more information about National Trails Day, to learn how to donate, or how to volunteer in other projects, please contact Jessica Evans at trails@bmwf.org or 406-387-3822.

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation (BMWF) is a nonprofit wilderness stewardship and conservation organization working in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The Foundation can be found online at www.bmwf.org and on social media @BMarshallWild and #lovethebob.

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Jessica Evans
Outreach Coordinator
406-387-3822

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