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Flathead Lake Boat Tour fundraiser planned

LAKESIDE — Come celebrate recent conservation of vital bird habitat and scenic open space along the north shore of Flathead Lake at a fundraiser on the Far West tour boat. The Flathead Land Trust and Flathead Lakers are hosting the event on Thursday, June 28, from 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy appetizers, drinks (cash bar), splendid scenery and live music performed by well-known Montana singer/songwriter David Walburn.

In May, David and Linda Kurfess protected 45 acres along the north shore of Flathead Lake, including wetlands used by tens of thousands of waterfowl and shorebirds during migration, and 229 species of birds throughout the year.

The conservation easement was completed in partnership with the Flathead Land Trust and River to Lake Initiative. A partnership of landowners, conservation groups, and government agencies are working to protect special places along the Flathead River and north shore of Flathead Lake. This collaboration is helping to protect a rare gem unmatched anywhere else in the western United States. The north shore includes seven miles of largely undeveloped shoreline on the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River which is fed by the Flathead River, the life blood of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem with headwaters in Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness complex.

The boat tour will begin at Lakeside and travel along the lakeshore to the mouth of the Flathead River and then back across the lake. The tour is also a fundraiser for conservation projects on the north shore and along the Flathead River, which are important for water quality, rich wildlife and bird habitat, and scenic open space in the Flathead Valley.

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online at: www.flatheadlandtrust.org or by calling 406-752-8293. Learn more at: www.flatheadrivertolake.org or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/199092133941271/.

 

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