A lovely western Montana state park is in need of some more jewels in the crown.

In honor of Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks invites you to join Milltown State Park staff on Saturday, and celebrate Earth Day by planting trees.

Rivers, trails and history converge at Montana's newest state park. Abundant outdoor opportunities and a rich cultural heritage converge at the newly restored confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers. How far it has come since its days as the site of a federal Superfund dam removal and river restoration project. Montana FWP describes it as a "small but diverse landscape, ranging from restored river bottoms and mature cottonwood stands to a pine forested bluff above the confluence and dramatic rock cliffs over the Blackfoot River."

Milltown is still a work in progress. Additional land along the Clark Fork was acquired in 2020. There are newer trailheads and lots to learn, as well as enjoy the opportunities to explore and play. And of course, some more trees would be a welcome addition.

If it's a place you've come to love, or if you would like to get better acquainted with Milltown State Park, please volunteer your time this Saturday. All interested volunteers should meet at Milltown’s Overlook parking area (1353 Deer Creek Road) at 1:00 p.m.  Volunteers should be prepared to hike at least two miles roundtrip. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring your own work gloves.

While not necessary, if you would like to RSVP in advance and find out specifically what the staff needs, contact Montana FWP’s Jess Martin at 406-542-5536 or Jessica.Martin@mt.gov.

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