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Spring Challenge Match and Owen Sowerwine Tours

Conservation partners are offering tours of the Owen Sowerwine project property and starting a spring fundraiser to protect over 440-acre just east of Kalispell, in the heart of one of the most complex sections of the Flathead River. This braided tapestry of cottonwood forest, islands, sloughs, wetlands and gravel bars houses a plethora of birds, fish and wildlife. The property is designated an Important Bird Area critical for the conservation of birds by Montana Audubon.
Help us conserve this gem and meet a Challenge Match! Over half of the needed funding has been secured through grants and individual donations already. Project partners must raise the remainder ~$330,000 by the end of September. Donors to Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Lakers and Flathead Audubon have pledged to match up to $100,000 for all new donations or pledges received between April 1 and July 31. We need your support to raise the funds for this incredible project and meet our Challenge Match. Community support is critical to show foundation donors that the community is behind this project, as we look to reach our goal by September.
Donations for the project can be done to the R2L Conservation Fund,
Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Audubon and the Flathead Lakers are collaborating to offer a variety of tours this spring and summer. Join us to learn about this ecological gem and how to support the project.

Tour dates:

Sun. May 7:       Early Birding: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
                           Walking Tour: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Sat. May 13:      Early Birding: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
                           Walking Tour: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Wed. May 17:    Evening Walking Tour: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sun. May 21:     Early Birding: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.
                           Walking Tour: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Thurs. July 27:   Kayak Tour: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
                           Walking Tour: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sat. July 29:       Kayak Tour: 9:00 -11:30 a.m.
                           Walking Tour: 9:00 -11:00 a.m.

To learn more or sign up for a tour, contact Jen at the Flathead Land Trust at or (406) 752-8293.


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