A view of the Upper Deer Creek access site that will soon be planted thanks to Gallatin River Task Force volunteers. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GALLATIN RIVER TASK FORCE

Upper Deer Creek Volunteer Day May 5

Gallatin River Task Force planting & fence building event

A restoration project is underway for the Upper Deer Creek access site thanks to the Gallatin River Task Force (GRTF), Trout Unlimited, and the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. Construction finished at the end of summer and beginning of fall last year.

“Now we are working to help with the revegetation, to prevent soil erosion, restore fish and wildlife habitat and combat pollution,” said GRTF Operations Associate Isabella Vendramin.

Around 35 community members have already signed-on to volunteer to put over 580 trees and plants into the ground.

It is a large area to cover and there will be different teams: some working on building the fence that will help prevent people from entering the re-vegetated area so the plants can grow and other teams doing the planting along the edge of the Gallatin River.

Volunteers should bring masks and their own gardening gloves, water and sunscreen. Those that have drills or shovels are encouraged to bring them.

Food and beverages will be provided around lunch time.

RSVP by emailing isabella@gallatinrivertaskforce.org

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