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Watching the River Flow


     Watching a river flow is always a treat, but watching water flow through a new channel at Sevenmile Creek near Helena is an “incredible” treat.

     “This is an incredible day,” said Mary Hollow, executive director of the Prickly Pear Land Trust, which acquired the 350-acre Sevenmile Creek property north of town in 2016 as part of its Peaks to Creeks initiative.

     The new channel and overall project produces multiple benefits for the Helena Valley, including an expected reduction in flooding and sediment loading, improved riparian conditions along the stream and restoration of the stream to a healthier condition. 

     PPLT purchased the property in 2016 and has been improving the 350-acre property ever since. 

But this ol’ river keeps on rollin’, though
No matter what gets in the way
and which way the wind does blow
And as long as it does I’ll just sit here
And watch the river flow

Bob Dylan,
Watching the River Flow