Montana Audubon invites you to “Flock Together for Conservation” at Giant Springs State Park in Great Falls, October 5th, 2019. The public is welcome to attend this fun, free, and family-friendly educational event to celebrate the Land and Water Conservation Fund: a bipartisan conservation program begun in 1964 that has protected millions of acres of habitat, watersheds and recreational opportunities across the nation.
The event will offer free guided bird walks around the Giant Springs area from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Live music will follow featuring the Missoula-based Lochwood Bluegrass Band. Martha Williams, Director of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, will give a brief address on the history and significance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund from a Montana perspective. Food and beverages will be served afterward at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and its impact on Montana over the decades: thousands of acres of habitat have been protected across the state via the program, in addition to the establishment of state parks, fishing access sites, local playgrounds and more. Funding from the program has aided National Parks, National Forests and Wildlife Refuges in Montana. Giant Springs State Park, the most visited unit in Montana’s state park system, was established with significant funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
To learn more about the event, please call 406.443.3949