Showing posts with label Community Service. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Community Service. Show all posts

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition: Spring Trash Clean-up

 As part of the Adopt a Highway Program, the Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition is responsible for maintaining a two-mile stretch of highway in the northern reaches of Gallatin Canyon—quite an appropriate location, as Gallatin Canyon holds much of the area’s sport and trad routes.

On Saturday, May 4 of this year, a bunch of climbers—including Bozeman Climbing Team members and their families, as well as the Junior Mountaineering Team—gathered to collect trash along between mile markers 67 and 69 of US 191.

It turned out to be a perfect day for picking up pee bottles: it was drizzly enough to make climbing impossible, but not so wet as to be miserable. After about four hours of clean-up, the crew managed to rid the road’s shoulders of nearly all trash.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 29, 2012: National Public Lands Day

September 29, 2012 was the 19th annual National Public Lands Day. We (David and Rickard Sjöquist, Alli and Kevin and I) all showed up to support this volunteer effort, and to give the local land management a good impression of climbers.

In total, about a dozen people, BLM employees and others, showed up for the day's work. We met at 9am and split into groups with various missions. Everyone spent the day pulling removing weeds and installing a kiosk and sign-in box at the trail head. Our particular mission was trail work.

Here are some images of the day: