Restoration is the reshaping of the floodplain once the cleanup is accomplished. Many factors are included: elevations, terracing, revegetation, the river channel. A successful restoration will restore a naturally functioning Clark Fork River.
The Blackfoot River
An outing on the sparkling water of the Blackfoot can turn ugly as this photo by Chuck Erickson shows. The river is closed.
Get up close and personal with Clark Fork River Restoration
Date: Wednesday, August 11 Time: 6:00 -8:30 PM Where: Meet at Our Saviors Lutheran Church parking lot, 8985 Hwy 200 to car pool and/or caravan to the work site on the CFR 3B reach.
Project description: Amy Sacry with Geum has a location at the CFR 3B reach that could use some help. The project is pulling some young weeds within the recently finished Milltown Restoration area. This is the area accessed through the Erickson's horse pasture.
Weeds are bad for restoration. This area provides a great view and you will get to see what restoration work has been completed.
Ages: Work appropriate for ages 10 through adult. Bring: Drinking water, work shoes and gloves. Tools are provided
RSVP: Yes, please! Email
Refreshments! Cap off the evening w/ pizza and socializing.
Northern Rockies Chapter of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
Written by Judy Matson
Welcome Northern Rockies WLRV!
The Milltown Gateway Black Bridge native plants have another ally. The Northern Rockies Chapter of the Wildlands Restoration Volunteers is leading a weed pull on Tuesday, July 13.
Signing up is easy! You're not signing your life away. The sign-up allows Graham and his team leaders to plan and get information out to volunteers interested in this weed pull. (As well as to bring enough snacks!)
Go to the website and click on the Milltown Weed Pull link. Click on "Register for this Project" and create a log in. wlrv.org/nrockies/
Our native plants at the Milltown Black Bridge Gateway will thank you for it!
Some laughing and joking, crawling on their knees,
With bar and back in twos and threes
They pulled clover and knapweed big as trees.
(Toadflax and Tansy came up with ease.)
At the end of the day, as they looked at the pile,
With ice cream and sodas they were all a smile:
Pictures were taken; hands were shaken.
We give thanks to those whose time this has taken!
Go to the Gallery page (top menu above) to see their work!
Black Bridge Weed Pull Thursday, June 17
Written by Judy Matson
Bring your work gloves, your tools (weed diggers, garden forks), and your appetite to the Black Bridge on Thursday, June 17, 6:30 - 8:30 for a weed pull followed by an ice cream social.
Gather at the Black Bridge over the Blackfoot River in Milltown at 6:30 PM to meet the weeds and divide into teams. After some serious weed pulling, reconvene at the Black Bridge to recreate and celebrate a job well done w/ ice cream sundaes.
Restoration Progresses with Milltown Riparian and Floodplain Revegetation
Clark Fork River Restoration
Not a Spelling Bee, but a Primer on River Restoration
Riparian: Definition, please?Living or located on the bank of the river.R-I-P-A-R-I-A-N. Riparian.