For Immediate Release
Contact: Patrick Lair, (406) 587-6703
Mariah Leuschen, 406-493-9657
Friends of Hyalite Hosts Spring Clean-Up Day, May 11, Road Opens May 16
Bozeman, MT – Join Friends of Hyalite and the Gallatin National Forest in a spring clean-up day, May 11 from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This annual spring clean-up day brings together like-minded community members in an effort to clean up one of the most popular recreation sites in the state of Montana, Hyalite Canyon. The spring clean-up comes just prior to the Hyalite Canyon Road (FS Road #62) re-opening on Thursday (May 16) to motorized use.
As Bozeman’s favorite backyard, Hyalite Canyon offers a unique privilege for our community by providing unparalleled access to world-class recreational opportunities,” says Joe Josephson, Friends of Hyalite. “By giving a few hours back to what we love, we can maintain this gem and continue to enjoy it for years to come.”
“We know that many people enjoy Hyalite year round. Now is the opportunity to help. Every year it takes a lot of work to maintain the facilities in Hyalite and we are grateful for the continued support of the Friends of Hyalite and the community,” added Lisa Stoeffler, Bozeman District Ranger.
For spring clean-up, no sign-ups are necessary but volunteers are asked to meet at the Lower Fishing Access (closed gate) on Hyalite Road and bring gloves, lunch, water, bear spray and warm layers. You may also bring your bike to ride along and pick up cans from the road corridor. Friends of Hyalite will provide coffee and muffins.
Recreationists are reminded to carry bear spray, follow food storage regulations and remain aware of their surroundings, as they enjoy the canyon; additionally loose rocks and debris are common during spring break-up, with the ground thawing and with spring precipitation. Remember that trails remain snow covered or muddy. Please avoid trail damage by turning back when you encounter soft conditions. Moser Roads and Langohr Roads remain closed to motorized vehicles until June 16.
For updated road, trail and campground information please call the Bozeman Ranger District at (406) 522-2520 or call the 24 hour Information line at (406) 522-2534. Administrative traffic may be on Hyalite Road preparing campgrounds and maintaining the reservoir. General information on Gallatin National Forest recreation activities can be found at: www.fs.usda.gov/gallatin.
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