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Skalkaho Bend Park Ahead of Schedule

The crew at Bitter Root Land Trust had planned to transfer the 70 acres of the future Skalkaho Bend Park to the City of Hamilton in 2020, but given the tremendous community support that transfer might occur later this year. From the Ravalli Republic: “Overall, we’re ahead of schedule,“ said the trust’s executive director, Gavin Ricklefs, Friday morning as he watched members of the Hamilton High School cross-country team gather on the property just south of River Park. He added that transfer could occur in 2019. “That’s an indication of this community wanting to see this happen,“ Ricklefs said. “They have been behind this project right from the beginning. Whether that came in the form of a donation or today’s group of kids coming out to pull weeds, it’s been clear that this community sees the value in preserving open space and riparian habitat.”

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