Prickly Pear Land Trust and the Montana Army National Guard were in Washington, DC, to receive an Army Community Partnership Award. The award was one of ten national awards saluting partnerships that protect the missions of military installations, benefit communities and local residents, and conserve open land.
This quote from Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn, adjutant general for Montana, illustrates the importance of the partnership:
“The Montana Army National Guard and the Prickly Pear Land Trust partnership is a national model of how government agencies and community programs can work together to protect both military training resources and stewardship of Montana’s greatest treasure, our open space,” Maj. Gen. Matthew Quinn, adjutant general for Montana, said. “The Montana National Guard is dedicated to serving our communities and citizens along with protecting the training resources critical to support the readiness of our troops for generations to come which is also a shared goal of PPLT.”