Last week the Waterkeeper Alliance’s Board of Directors approved Upper Missouri Waterkeeper (UMW) as the newest member of the Waterkeeper Family. The addition of UMW literally doubles the number of Waterkeeper programs in Montana! Our friend and partner – the Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper – works on issues surrounding the health of the Blackfoot River outside Missoula, Montana. Approval of Upper Missouri Waterkeeper means the Waterkeeper Alliance total to 208 programs around the world!
We at Upper Missouri Waterkeeper are beyond excited at the challenge and opportunity of protecting and improving Southwest Montana’s waterways and landscapes. The conversations had with individuals throughout the region have provided use with the guidance and support needed to get this far. Now the real, fun stuff (work) begins.
It’s OFFICIAL, there is an Upper Missouri Waterkeeper!