Pollution Patrol Report: Fertilizer Spill on Hwy 191/Taylor Fork Bridge

Around 5pm on Monday, May 4th 2015 a semi hauling two pup trailers full of fertilizer slid and tipped one trailer on Hwy 191, about 14 miles south of Big Sky, spilling substantial amounts of fertilizer. The accident occurred directly…

Support Your Waterkeeper Next Tuesday, May 5th – #GiveBigGallatinValley !

Give Big Gallatin Valley is a local initiative to increase philanthropy to non-profits in Gallatin County, Montana. The 2015 Give Big Gallatin Valley will take place during from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. For those 24 hours,…

Earth Day in Montana

Today we celebrate the 45th Earth Day and remember the first Earth Day in 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to demand clean water, clean air and the protection of America’s natural resources. That first Earth Day…

River Report Cards

    Landscapes and waterways of Southwest and West‐Central Montana are changing. Population growth, evolving land uses, and climate change are affecting local fisheries and water quality from the main‐stem Missouri to headwaters in the Big Hole. These threats affect…

2015 and Our Community Promise

Water is clear. And so should be our intentions. Upper Missouri Waterkeeper is excited to enter 2015 with a number of important clean water campaigns essential to ensuring that, on one hand,  Montana possesses strong clean water protections, and on…

Pony Mining, Mine Reclamation, and Stormwater Pollution

A week ago we attended a public meeting in Pony, Montana, concerning mining activities and public and environmental health concerns. You might remember from a previous blog post (click here) that we’ve been working with local Pony residents to better…

Dilution is Not the Solution to Pollution

A recent Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) study recognized a simple, if alarming, fact: some areas of Southwest Montana are losing water. Read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s publishing of our Op-Ed on this issue here. The MBMG study…

A Story About Our Headwater Creeks

Did you know that classic Montana rivers like the Madison, Jefferson and Missouri are dependent on headwaters for clean, cool flows? A headwater is the furthest place in a river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as…