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News from the Flathead Lakers 

POLSON — A beautiful wooden boat, restored by Greg McCormick, a Polson resident, is for sale through an online auction to benefit the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project. 

The 1953 Century Resorter, an 18 foot boat, is ready to float Flathead Lake after more than 600 hours of restoration. McCormick will donate half of the proceeds from the sale of the boat to help complete the Bad Rock Canyon conservation project. 

The Bad Rock Canyon project will conserve almost 800 acres of exceptional and strategically important habitat for wildlife at the mouth of Bad Rock Canyon, which is a geographic pinch point where the Flathead River flows through a narrow canyon between the Swan and Whitefish mountain ranges, east of Columbia Falls. The project will add to a 12,000-acre network of conserved riparian lands protecting the healthy function and excellent water quality of 43 miles of the Flathead River and Flathead Lake. 

The Flathead Lakers, the Flathead Land Trust, and other Flathead River to lake Initiative partners, are committed to raise $500,000 by August 2021 to help Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks purchase this amazing 800-acre property. The funding will help partners secure $6.5 million in state and federal grants needed to purchase the property. Learn more about this amazing project at

Check out the online auction and the beautiful wooden boat at


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