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Middle School Girls Organize GVLT Race to Help Fund Land Trust

Two middle school girls in Bozeman are organizing the Run for Trails 5K Race on June 15 to help raise funding for Gallatin Valley Land Trust trails and open land projects. “We both really like trails and running,“ Maya Keefer, age 12, said. “We both really love GVLT.“ Thirteen-year-old Nomi Friedman explained that they’re having their bat mitzvahs this summer, to mark becoming adults in the Jewish community. They are members of Temple Beth Shalom. As part of the ceremony, they are encouraged to do a project to give back to the community. “I really love that we’re teaching our classmates about the beauty of nature and trails,“ Maya said. “I feel grateful to live in a place where trails are everywhere and nature is everywhere.”

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