Gallatin River Algal Bloom – August 2018

The Gallatin River is experiencing a large, miles-long neon-green algal bloom for the first time in recent memory. The Algal Bloom: Waterkeeper first became aware of the emerging algal bloom on the Gallatin late July 2018.  A few members shared…

Update: Yellowstone Club Wastewater Spill and Steps Moving Forward

The illegal 35 million gallon wastewater discharge in the Gallatin River has stopped, but the larger issues of how Big Sky grows and addresses wastewater, stormwater, and landscape pollution remain. Update 1:    The Spill Has Stopped As of early Monday,…

Microplastics Study on the Gallatin!

The Gallatin River carries the mountain toward the sea. It carries our communities and our livelihoods. It carries our stories and dreams. And this river also carries something more ominous in its waters: Our garbage. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is partnering with…