FLATHEAD RIVER COMMUNITY DAYS ANNOUNCED AND PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON THREE FORKS OF THE FLATHEAD WILD AND SCENIC RIVER

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Flathead Rivers Alliance (FRA) announces community day events, Predict the Peak contest, and invites public input on future of the Three Forks of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River.

Join Flathead Rivers Alliance April 26th at Backslope Brewing’s Community Benefit Day 11 AM-8 PM and May 10th at Sacred Waters Brewing for Bingo & Beer Pint Night 6-8 PM for yummy eats, delicious brews, and good times! Both businesses are generously donating a portion of that day’s proceeds to the organization and door prizes will be awarded, so it’s a win-win. There will be message boards at both events to capture what you love most about the river system and what you see for the Three Forks of the Flathead River in 20 years. In addition, Flathead Rivers Alliance message boards will be located at REI- Kalispell May 14-15. Door prizes are made possible thanks to Montana Raft & Glacier Guides, REI, Great Northern Resorts, and more partner businesses.

New this year, Flathead Rivers Alliance is partnering with Montana Freshwater Partners and Gallatin Watershed Council for annual Predict the Peak contest. It is NOW OPEN till May 22nd or until river peaks! Each spring as snow melts in the mountains, it feeds the rivers with a pulse of water, bringing the highest streamflows of the year to our rivers. The “peak flow” changes year-to-year in timing and volume. Predict this year’s correct “peak flow” for the Flathead, Yellowstone, Bitterroot, and Gallatin, or all four and WIN! Proceeds support non-profit’s conducting stewardship programming and projects on these rivers. One grand prize package for each river will go to person who has closet guess to the actual peak flow and top runner up guesses will be awarded prizes as well.

Grand prize package for the Flathead River is worth $1,600 and includes a YETI cooler and full-day guided fishing trip on the Flathead River with Hilary Hutcheson courtesy Lary’s Fly & Supply, two-night stay at Grouse Mountain Lodge, and dinner for two at Three Forks Grille. Top runner up guess prizes include: half-day whitewater or scenic float for two with Glacier Guide and Montana Raft Co., Montana Fly Company gear package, Three Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Float Guide, and SWAG bags.

Visit www.flatheadrivers.org/events to learn more about upcoming events.

The Flathead Rivers Alliance is a non-profit friends group that supports and enhances the outstanding and remarkable Three Forks of the Flathead River, and works to ensure access and enjoyment for all. The Alliance and its agency partners are invested in developing a new generation of river stewards. The Three Forks of the Flathead Wild and Scenic River is administered by the Flathead National Forest with portions cooperatively managed with Glacier National Park and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. We acknowledge the river system flows through the traditional homelands of the Ktunaxa/Kootenai, Sélis, Q’lispé and Blackfeet Peoples.

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