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Connect to western Montana: 2019 Events Calendar

Looking to get involved with conservation in western Montana this season? From presentations to ski days, and from seminars to our annual Banquet, there are so many ways to connect to the lands you love. These listings will be periodically updated.

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February

Mount Dean Stone RTP Grant Proposal Public Comment Period

When: February 8th - March 9th, 2019

To help fund much-needed trail improvements on the Miller Creek side of Mount Dean Stone, the Mount Dean Stone Committee recently submitted a grant proposal to the competitive Recreational Trails Program (RTP). You can help elevate our proposal and the Mount Dean Stone project by voicing your support during the RTP grant proposal public comment period. Please visit the RTP public comment page and voice your support. Comments must be received by 5:00pm on March 9th, 2019. Learn more about the our RTP proposal and read the Spring 2019 project update.

F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest Submission Period

When: February 1st - March 22nd, 2019

In memory of Rusty Lockner, and in collaboration with Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop and the Rotary Club of Missoula Sunrise, Five Valleys is honored to help sponsor the F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest. Open to middle school students in select Missoula-area schools, the contest celebrates fly fishing, nature, community and education. The grand prize essay will receive a half-day guided float trip from Grizzly Hackle! For more information, contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org.

March

Mount Dean Stone RTP Grant Proposal Public Comment Period

When: February 8th - March 9th, 2019

To help fund much-needed trail improvements on the Miller Creek side of Mount Dean Stone, the Mount Dean Stone Committee recently submitted a grant proposal to the competitive Recreational Trails Program (RTP). You can help elevate our proposal and the Mount Dean Stone project by voicing your support during the RTP grant proposal public comment period. Please visit the RTP public comment page and voice your support. Comments must be received by 5:00pm on March 9th, 2019. Learn more about the our RTP proposal and read the Spring 2019 project update.

Ski for a Cause at Discovery Ski Area 

When: Saturday, March 16th, 2019; 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Discovery Ski Area (view map)

Hit the slopes, and support conservation! A portion of every lift ticket will be donated to Five Valleys Land Trust. The fun starts at 9:00am. For more information, visit Discovery's website. While you're there, swing by the lodge to say hello to the Five Valleys crew and enter our raffle to win some great Five Valleys gear! For more information, contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org. A huge thank you to Discovery Ski Area for hosting us!

F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest Submission Period

When: February 1st - March 22nd, 2019

In memory of Rusty Lockner, and in collaboration with Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop and the Rotary Club of Missoula Sunrise, Five Valleys is honored to help sponsor the F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest. Open to middle school students in select Missoula-area schools, the contest celebrates fly fishing, nature, community and education. The grand prize essay will receive a half-day guided float trip from Grizzly Hackle! For more information, contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org.

April

F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest Award Ceremony

When: Wednesday, April 10th; 6:30pm

Where: Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, 215 W. Front Street, Missoula

Come celebrate all the 2019 F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest submissions as we announce this year's winners. For more information, contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org.

Volunteer Season Kickoff and Mount Dean Stone Update Pint Night

When: Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30pm (Est.)

Where: Big Sky Brewing Company, 5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula (view map)

Join us at Big Sky Brewing Company as we kick off our 2019 Hands on the Land volunteering season with a Mount Dean Stone project update and a few delicious brews. More info TBA. Thank you, Big Sky Brewing Company, for hosting us!

May

25th Annual Five Valleys Land Trust Banquet & Auction

When: Saturday, May 11th; 5:30pm

Where: UC Ballroom, University of Montana Campus

Join us for our biggest event of the year! Come mingle with friends and neighbors and help us raise the funds needed to protect more of this extraordinary place. Tickets will go on sale April 1st. More information TBA. For more information contact Lena at lena@fvlt.org.

Header photo by Mira Remien

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