This spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks received the Montana Legislature’s green light to purchase the Sliter’s property on the North Shore of Flathead Lake to create the Somers Beach State Park when it approved House Bill 5. The Sliter family generously committed a $125,000 matching challenge to Montana State Parks Foundation for long-term operations and maintenance of the site as a State Park. The Flathead Lakers recently pledged to raise $15,000 to help close the gap. A fundraising drive by the Flathead Land Trust in 2020 raised over $25,000, also matched by the Sliter family.
You can join the R2L partners in supporting the Somers Beach State Park by making a donation to the River to Lake Conservation Fund, or by sending a check to Flathead Lakers, P.O. Box 70, Polson, MT 59860 (add note on check: “R2L Conservation.”)