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Support Five Valleys this Summer and Win a Kayak!

As the beauty of a western Montana summer unfolds around us, we hope you are enjoying all this special place has to offer. You can help protect and steward the wildlife habitat, watersheds, community open spaces, and working lands that sustain our western Montana way of life by supporting Five Valleys this summer.

We sincerely appreciate your support! And your gift will help contribute to our $10,000 matching challenge, provided by a generous donor.

We invite you to amplify your impact by becoming a monthly donor. You can think of a monthly donation as a subscription to your favorite trails, scenic views, wildlife sightings, and local agriculture.

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BONUS! By donating $25 or more to our summer campaign, you are eligible to win this lightly used 2018 AIRE Outfitter II Inflatable Kayak.

Guidelines:

*One entry per household

*Winner must be located in pick up or drop off distance as we can not ship the prize

*$1,500 value

*Winners name will be chosen at random by a hat pull

*Drawing will be held on Friday, September 6th

*Donations are tax deductible, minus the $25 minimum entry

Sincere thanks to everyone who has already donated this season! Here are some of the ways Five Valleys is putting your support to work:

A scenic view from the Mount Dean Stone Community Forest

Stewarding the Mount Dean Stone Community Forest

This year marks our first full field season of owning and stewarding the Mount Dean Stone Community Forest outside of Missoula. Five Valleys' ownership of this 2,400-acre community forest is ensuring that the land is managed for local recreation, wildlife, and community needs.

Community members enjoy the Confluence Gateway Trail

Expanding Universal Public Access

There are big things underway at the Rock Creek Confluence! Learn about our visionary Confluence Gateway Initiative that is working to create a community open space that is welcoming and accessible to all.

A pivot sprinkler in front of a sunset on the Jette Farm property

Conserving Open Lands

Across our region, we are working with landowners to protect 11,000+ acres of working lands for local agriculture and wildlife habitat. Read about our recent Jette Farm conservation easement project in the Grass Valley.

Young easement landowners smiling

Engaging the Next Generation

From protecting community open space on B-Hill above Bonner School, to enabling education programs at the Rock Creek Confluence, to protecting agricultural lands for future farmers and ranchers, Five Valleys is engaging the next generation. This year, we are embarking on strategic planning and have launched a Next Generation Focus Group to bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and passion to our work.

We hope you will take a moment to enjoy a video about the future of Five Valleys work and conservation in western Montana:

Header photo by Paul Queneau

Mount Dean Stone Community Forest by Five Valleys staff

Rock Creek Confluence universal trail by Jahirg Media

Mission View conservation project by Five Valleys staff

Kids on B-Hill by Five Valleys staff

Videography by Jahrig Media

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