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Chapter News - June 03, 2017

Canyon Ferry WMA Work Day a Success

Canyon Ferry WMA Work Day a Success

Date: Saturday, June 03, 2017

Over 20 volunteers from the Headwaters and Gallatin Valley Chapters showed up on May 6, 2017 and planted over 500 trees at the Canyon Ferry WMA. The weather was perfect and everyone worked hard and we were finished by early afternoon. This was a continuation of the shelter belt planting around center pivots that we initiated several years ago on the east side of the WMA. It was a good day that we finished off with lunch as we caught up with old friends and made new friends.

Special thanks for Montana FWP staff Fred Jakabowski and Adam Grove for coordinating things and coming out on a Saturday and working with us.

The previously planted trees appear to have survived the cold snowy winter reasonably well with only a few losses.  Now the challenge is battling back the weeds and grass that also flourish with water from the center pivot.