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MOIESE — The 30th Annual River Honoring will begin Monday, May 9 at 4 p.m. with a community gathering. The public is invited and welcome to attend the opening of the River Honoring. The gathering will begin with native games and educational stations available for the community. At 6 p.m. there will be an announcement of the 2016 River Honorees. A free dinner will follow.

Tuesday and Wednesday May 10 and 11 approximately 1,000 students in fourth and fifth grade classes will travel from all across the Reservation to attend the annual River Honoring education event. This two-day outdoor environmental education event provides students an opportunity to increase their awareness of the unique natural and cultural resource attributes of the Lower Flathead River.

The River Honoring combines tribal and community resource specialists and educators from Tribal Fisheries Program, Tribal Wildlife Program, Tribal Wildland Recreation, Water Quality, Air Quality, Tribal Forestry Department, Health Education, and Tribal Division of Fire. Educational programs will demonstrate projects and activities that educate students about the river and its ecosystem.

To attend the River Honoring, turn west at Ronan onto Round Butte Road and drive 8 miles west, turn south on Moiese Valley Road.  Drive 6 miles to the teepee camp along the Lower Flathead River. Signs will be placed along the road at the Round Butte Road turn off and at the railroad trestle in Moiese.

This outdoor environmental educational event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please call Germaine White, Information and Education Specialist at or Tom McDonald, Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation Manager at 406- 675-2700.


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