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Bozeman Trail System is FWP's Trail of the Year

June 2009 | Montana

In celebration of National Trails Day June 6, 2009,  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will present the Gallatin Valley Land Trust with its Montana’s Trail of the Year Award.  Bozeman’s "Main Street to the Mountains" trail system has grown to over  50 miles thanks in large part to the vision of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust and their work in partnership with the City of Bozeman and many community organizations and businesses.  Over the last decade, GVLT has written successful Recreational Trails Program grant applications resulting in funding of approximately $30,000 each from FWP for a wide variety of trail projects including six major bridges, trail information kiosks and dog stations, stream restoration at Langohr Park, the acquisition of Ice House Park on the Gallagator Trail and many trail construction and maintenance projects.  Bozeman’s trail system was started by the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club in 1978 with its work on the Sourdough Trail along Bozeman Creek at the south end of town. The award will recognize the efforts of the City of Bozeman and the Rotary Club.

"What the Gallatin Valley Land Trust has accomplished in the last 12 years is amazing, but really the start of this trail system goes back 30 years and is the culmination of a lot of hard work by the entire community of Bozeman.  It is an inspiring thing to see,” said Walt Timmerman, FWP Recreation Bureau Chief.

The award ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the popular Peets Hill trailhead.


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