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Posted on: April 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Celebrate Earth Day, Help Plant 800 Native Trees and Shrubs

BUTTE –The City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, Butte Natural Resource Damage Council, Montana Tech Native Plant Program, MSU Extension Butte-Silver Bow and Butte’s Urban Forest Board, invite the community to join us to plant 800 native plant seedlings to slow storm water flows, protect Silver Bow Creek from the migration of contaminants, and encourage the public to participate in the restoration of Butte. 

The Tree Planting event will take place on April 22nd at 1:00 pm at the Missoula Ball Fields on Missoula Ave.  Butte Area One Restoration funds approved by the Butte Natural Resource Damage Council fund this effort.

The goal of this restoration project is to support native species diversification in and around reclaimed areas on the Butte Hill.  Native, self-sustaining vegetation prevents stormwater runoff from causing erosion and transporting mine waste and other contamination to Silver Bow Creek.  The sponsoring partners hop to encourage community-based stewardship over Butte’s landscape and participate in the community’s environmental restoration.


Volunteers can expect to get their hands dirty while contributing to a worthwhile effort to restore Butte’s environment.  Participant volunteers are asked to bring tools like a shovel or trowel and gloves and anything you might require for a few hours in the sun and rain. Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.

For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact MSU Extension Butte-Silver Bow at 406-723-0217 or or Julia Crain at 497-6264 or

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