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Help Us Meet Our Matching Challenge!

Now, maybe more than ever, our western Montana lands are playing a critical role in our physical and mental health. At a time in our lives when physical distancing can save lives, connecting to the land can as well. It is a gift that the act of getting outside can not only help our communities, but also ourselves.

Five Valleys is working to meet our community’s emerging and diverse needs by creating accessible open spaces for everyone. That means working to build nearly ten miles of new trails on Mount Dean Stone, stewarding the universal trail and living laboratory at the Rock Creek Confluence, and providing places to play at the Lincoln Community River Park, Marshall Mountain and on community open spaces and trails across western Montana. In tandem, we're working to support our local food systems by conserving productive, family-owned agricultural lands across the region, from Potomac to Maxville to Garrison, and safeguarding the vibrant, connected wildlife habitat that these lands provide.

Earlier this season, our community came together to help us meet our original $10,000 summer matching challenge. A generous donor was so moved by your support that they have challenged us to raise an additional $10,000 by August 15th!

Matching Challenge 2.0 Update:

We're almost there! Thanks to our wonderful community, we have $3,000 left to meet our second summer matching challenge goal! Can you help us raise another $10,000 for conservation in western Montana by August 15th?

By giving today, your impact on the lands we depend on for our health and well-being will be DOUBLED!

Sincere thanks to everyone who has already given to our summer campaign.

"Five Valleys has become emblematic of Montana culture, working with all interests to enhance the state, our community and our natural lands. This effort has never been more important than now as we hold our strong traditions of an agricultural society, but progress further into land usage for recreation. As a unified and collaborative community, Five Valleys is helping us all continue our passions of working and recreating in our great state and on our natural lands." - Rob Amrine, M.D., Missoula Bone & Joint, and Kristine Akland, Akland Law Firm, PLLC

Header photo by Wendy Ninteman

Photo of Rob Amrine and Kristine Akland by Tom Robertson

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