A special thanks to Flathead Lakers and Flathead Land Trust members and friends who helped raise the funds needed to conserve a key piece of critical habitat and associated farm land along the Flathead River. We did it!
Over the past year, the Flathead Lakers and Flathead Land Trust raised $128,000 from private funds needed to receive a federal grant of $500,000 from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The funds will allow us to protect key wetlands, floodplain, and farmlands along the Flathead River, just upstream from the lake, that help sustain our clean water and natural heritage. The wetlands, habitat, and floodplain of the Flathead River Conservation Project are part of a larger network of protected lands along the river that help sustain the clean water that flows through our lake and watershed.
Thanks so much to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Conoco Phillips Spirit of Conservation Program, Cinnabar Foundation, Horne Family Foundation, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Vital Ground Foundation, Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited, Jackson Family Foundation, Flathead Lakers and Flathead Land Trust members, our Flathead River to Lake Initiative partners, and other community supporters for making this project possible. With funding at hand, our partner the Flathead Land Trust can now complete the project to permanently protect the Flathead River Conservation Project.