Montana BHA Celebrates Public Lands Day w/ a Pack Out!

Throughout Public Lands Month (September), BHA members across the continent partook in BHA's Public Land Pack Out, a self-driven, trash-ridding campaign to clean our public lands and waters of more than 1,000 bags of rubbish.

As part of this effort, the Montana Chapter of BHA - working alongside Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - hosted a socially distanced group Pack Out on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26th, at the newly acquired C. Ben White Memorial Fishing Access Site near Conner, MT.

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This location is a brand new, publicly accessible property, an acquisition that was supported by the Montana Chapter back in March 2020, so it was great to help clean it up.

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Dozens of volunteers showed up on a chilly September Saturday, rolled up their sleeves and got to picking up garbage.

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Collectively, the group removed the majority of the materials from the site, nearly filling all four industrial-sized dumpster provided by the Bitterroot Land Trust.

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The group cheered to a job well done with some Public Land Owner Pale Ales provided by our friends at Highlander Brewing.

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And then, our Montana BHA Board Member, Graham Coppes spent the rest of the day with his wife and dog enjoying this new public access. 

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Huge thanks to all the public land owners who came out and made this Public Lands Day Pack Out a success! 

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