National Public Lands Day Event

sept 25, 2021 at 10:00 aM

The Montana Bureau of Land Management State Office and the Montana Audubon Center will be hosting a National Public Lands Day event for adults and kids on Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

This National Public Lands Day outreach to the local community will provide posters, access information, maps and hands-on familiarization with Geographic Information web resources to discover the many hidden and lightly explored public lands, trails, cultural and palaeontological resources, access points and recreation opportunities in this part of Montana.

Events will be held at the Montana Audubon Center facility adjacent to the entrance to Norm Schoenthal’s Island, which is the Yellowstone River Park Association’s most popular success story for riverfront park trails.

Representatives from the BLM, Montana Audubon, Forest Service, Yellowstone County, as well as various non-profits including YRPA, Billings TrailNet, will be displaying.

Come experience the Forest Service Bear Aware interactive bear defense exhibit. Enjoy a Forest Service Bear Educator presentation - “Getting to know the Bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”, to learn more about the actions we can take to stay safe in bear country and avoid negative bear encounters. Presentation time is 1:00 pm.

There will be lots of giveaway items and drawings for great outdoor gear.

Volunteer for a morning of restoration activities at the Audubon Center’s 54 acre site by helping to develop new wildflower fields, native tree and shrub planting, pond algae removal and much more. The Restoration work will run from 9-noon on Saturday.

The local award-winning Coast to Coast Food Truck will be on site serving up a delicious selection of their favorite dishes.

For more information call: 406-896-5140

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