Friends of 2 Rivers
A citizens' organization committed to promoting a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the communities at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of Friends of 2 Rivers will be on Tuesday, March 11, 7PM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 8985 HWY 200, Bonner.
How do you explain climate change to a room full of 7th graders who have a whole lifetime of living on Planet Earth ahead of them? You look at the potential they - and all of us - have for making things better.
The featured presentation for the evening will be a showing of Dr. Steve Running's visit with the Bonner School 7th Grade science students which took place last April. Dr. Running and his colleague, US Forest Service specialist Faith Ann Heinsch, described the climate changes now taking place and their cause. They gave an upbeat look at the multitude of career opportunities for young people that will enable them to play significant roles in the years ahead in reducing man's impact on climate.
For more articles on Climate Change, see Sustainable Living.
Gary Matson submitted the following letter to the editor at the Missoulian questioning AG Tim Fox's desire to limit environmental review of the proposed Longview coal export terminal. Building the terminal would increase coal train traffic through Bonner Milltown and Missoula.
Montana’s Attorney General Republican Tim Fox wants the State of Washington to limit its environmental review of the proposed Longview coal export terminal. Fox says the review should not include global impacts of burning the coal. He fears that a broad review would limit export of Montana coal, violating the State’s rights as a coal producing State. As reported by the Missoulian State Bureau’s Mike Dennison, Fox states, “Access to overseas markets is vital to Montana’s economy.”
Fox’s position on the scope of the Longview Environmental review betrays Montanans. He is sworn to uphold our State Constitution which includes the provision that Montanans have a right to a clean and healthful environment. Implicit in Fox’s position on the Longview review is the recognition that coal burning will continue to degrade our global environment.
Read the latest issue of The Confluence. (PDF)
In this issue: Climate Change Class at Bonner School with Dr. Steve Running and Dr. Faith Ann Heinsch; "The Easy Way Or the Right Way" by Mary Erickson. Reflections on the Blackfoot River cleanup; Superfun(d) Run; Hooked on Art 2014.
Dr. Steve Running and Dr. Faith Ann Heinsch answered climate change questions posed by Sean Kiffe's Bonner School 7th grade science classes on April 23. Friends of 2 Rivers arranged for the class.
View the program "Climate Change Q&A."(Youtube video)