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Teachers invited to Flathead Watershed Workshop

KALISPELL – The Flathead Community of Resource Educators invites K-12 teachers to participate in a hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning experience focused on the Flathead Watershed. Through four sessions between June 2019 and April 2020, educators will explore the watershed and uncover the many pieces that make this landscape so extraordinary. The workshops will be held at the Big Creek Outdoor Education Center on the Flathead National Forest, the Flathead Lake Biological Station in Yellow Bay, the Izaak Walton Inn in Essex, and at Lone Pine State Park in Kalispell.

Space is limited to 12. Middle school and high school teachers are encouraged to apply. Workshop organizers are seeking a diverse group that is representative of all K-12 grade levels, and who teach at schools from all areas within the Flathead Watershed. Thanks to a grant from the Glacier National Park Conservancy, all four workshop sessions are free to the 12 participants selected and there will be mini-grants available of up to $200 for classroom implementation. Teachers can receive 40-plus OPI renewal units through the workshop.

This four-session teacher workshop will begin on June 24, 2019 and end on April 18, 2020.


Montana Department of Transportation initiates planning study on Montana Highway 200 

News from the Montana Department of Transportation 

PARADISE – The Montana Department of Transportation would like to notify the public of a study initiated to improve five miles of Montana Highway 200 (MT-200) east of Paradise near the Perma Curves in Sanders County. 

The study area will begin on MT-200 east of the intersection with Montana Highway 135 at milepost 85 and continue toward Perma, ending at milepost 90. 

The purpose of the study is to identify solutions to improve roadway safety while respecting and adhering to the unique environmental features and scenic beauty in the area. 

Field and investigation crews will be in the area beginning in the spring and continuing through summer of 2019. MDT will actively seek public input on improvements and concerns regarding the study area along MT-200 and will be engaging the public in the fall/winter of 2019. 

Currently, there is no timeline for construction. However, prior to construction the relocation of utilities and right-of-way acquisition are anticipated.

For more information, please contact Missoula Acting District Administrator Bob Vosen at 406-751-2020 or Project Design Engineer Miki Lloyd at 406-444-9200. Members of the public may submit written comments to the Montana Department of Transportation Missoula office at P.O. Box 7039, Missoula, MT 59807-7039, or online at 

Please note that your comments are for project UPN 1011000. Alternative accessible formats of this information will be provided upon request by contacting Alice Flesch, Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, P.O. Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620; 406-444-9229; TTY 800-335-7592; fax 406-444-7243, or e-mail to

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