This week’s “Clean Water is Life!” Art Contest winner is Lexi Burgess, a seventh-grader at Victor Middle School.
“Water Month” activities have been popular with the community so far. The next volunteer event is on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day. The group will be planting around 100 native plants along the East Fork of the Bitterroot riverbank and throwing a commemorative barbecue. Some folks will likely be fishing as well. Call (406) 375-2272 if you would like more information.
There also seems to be a lot of excitement around the presentation by the Bureau of Mines and Geology on Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Bitterroot National Forest, 1801 N. First St., Hamilton. They will be addressing a lot of concerns about local senior water rights and the state of groundwater in the Bitterroot Valley.
Kalena Gravina is with the Big Sky Watershed Corps. She can be reached at email@example.com or through the Bitter Root Water Forum, (406) 375-2275, www.brwaterforum.org. Each week, the Ravalli Republic features the winner of the “Clean Water is Life!” art contest.