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Speaker Series: Conservation in the Whitefish Watershed

April 21, 2015 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Whitefish Legacy Partners is hosting the first event of the 2015 Whitefish Trail Speaker Series for the community. The series will kick off with a hike on Sunday, April 19th with a trio of community leaders speaking on their roles in local conservation projects in the Whitefish Watershed.

Mayor John Muhlfeld, Principal Hydrologist with River Design Group, Inc., will be presenting the City’s work with the Trust for Public Land to create a 3,020 acre easement on F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company property in Haskill Basin. He will review the project’s efforts to preserve and enhance Whitefish’s drinking water supply, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities in Haskill Basin.

Mike Koopal, Founder and Executive Director of the Whitefish Lake Institute, will present information on a seminal report they are creating for Whitefish Lake and the Whitefish Lake Watershed. Mike will also provide an update on current issues related to the lake’s water quality.

Leslie Hunt, Board Chair for Whitefish Legacy Partners, will share details on the permanent conservation and recreation easement on 1,520 acres in Beaver Lakes and the Whitefish Neighborhood Plan 10-year extension. She will share insights of WLP’s innovative work and partnerships and will offer updates on current conservation, recreation and education projects.

This outing will involve an easy three mile hike to the WT Learning Pavilion and the Skyles Lake Overlook. Meet at 3:00 p.m. at the Lion Mountain Trailhead and dress appropriately for a two hour outing. All three speakers will be available during the hike to chat and answer any questions.


April 21, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Whitefish Legacy Partners
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