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May is Big Month for Proposed Skalkaho Bend Park

Bitter Root Land Trust and the community of Hamilton are planning some big things in May as part of a major fundraising push for Skalkaho Bend Park. A series of events throughout the month kick off on Wednesday, May 1, with an event in the BRLT offices. An article in the Ravalli Republic details the events designed to help raise $30,000 needed to complete the acquisition of the property. Skalkaho Bend Park will be a new 70-acre community park located close to the existing Hamilton River Park, and will provide public access to 1.5 miles of the Bitterroot River. BRLT is spearheading the community-wide effort, with The Conservation Fund providing bridge financing. The plan is for BRLT to turn the property over to the City of Hamilton for public ownership later in 2019. The motto for the fundraising effort is “Create Your Path. Create Your Park.“ Additional information about Skalkaho Bend Park is available at the BRLT website.

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