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Gear Up Kids and Cfwep.Org at the Big Hole

  Montana GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background. Montana GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students’ college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so …


Skyline Park

  Skyline_history Skyline Park   Last year work began on a children’s fishing pond and walking trail system in the area behind Hillcrest School. The Council of Commissioners has officially named the park Skyline Park, which should be complete in June 2014.  In partnership with Skyline Sportsman’s Association, Butte-Silver Bow was awarded a grant from …


An Interview with Frank Gardner Former President of Montana Resources and General Manager of the Berkeley Pit.

Interview with Frank Gardner by Rayelynn Connole   The “Voices of the Watershed Series” features interviews and perspectives of various community leaders, citizens, technical advisors, and scientists who are willing to share their perspectives and opinions about the on-going restoration efforts throughout the Clark Fork Watershed.  The goal of this feature series is to include …


Cfwep.Org is proud to partner with the Avian Science Center at the University of Montana

        Cfwep.Org is proud to partner with the Avian Science Center at the University of Montana.  Through this partnership, Cfwep.Org and the Avian Science Center have reached thousands of area students through the Bird’s Eye View program.  The partnership was a natural evolution as both programs focus on reaching children and adults, …


A New Legacy for the Clark Fork River

    Photo Chad Okrusch By:  Brian Bartowiak, Jeni Garcin, and Katie Garcin, Department of Environmental Quality Montana’s mining history helped shape the state’s economy, history and landscape. Unfortunately, past mining practices also left mine waste and contamination, damaging the environment and threatening human health.   The Clark Fork River is a prime example of …