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Bozeman City Commission Approves Peets Hill Funding

     More good news for Gallatin Valley recreation and conservation.

    The Bozeman City Commission approved an allocation of $800,000 to Gallatin Valley Land Trust to purchase 30 acres on Peets Hill to protect one of Bozeman’s most popular recreation areas.

     The Bozeman Chronicle reports the funding is broken down into two purposes…an immediate  $485,000 approval to purchase the 30 acres and $315,000 over the next two years for trail improvements and other management costs.

     “Peets Hill has been referred to as Bozeman’s sidewalk in the sky,” Deputy Mayor Terry Cunningham said during the meeting. “I believe that this action tonight helps extend and protect in perpetuity that precious natural feature.”

     From the article: 

     The land trust raised $800,000 during a massive fundraising campaign this fall that involved nearly 700 donors. GVLT Executive Director Chet Work said during the meeting that the nonprofit has never had a fundraising campaign go so big and so quickly.

     “This is something that speaks to the people of Bozeman from all parts of the city,” Work said.