UM Students to Host Volunteer Day at Rock Creek Confluence

April 16, 2019

MISSOULA – University of Montana students and local nonprofit Five Valleys Land Trust invite the public to participate in a restoration event at the confluence of Rock Creek and the Clark Fork River, 35 miles east of Missoula.

UM Ecosystem Science and Restoration program students will host a volunteer day at the site from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in collaboration with FVLT.

This site, located on Rock Creek Road after Rock Creek Exit 126, was purchased by FVLT for the community’s use and enjoyment, and FVLT is committed to its restoration and conservation. To aid in those efforts, students and volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the site’s history and future, identify key plant species and help pull weeds, maintain trails and plant shrubs.

Volunteers should bring a water bottle and appropriate outdoor clothing, including work gloves and boots. Volunteers are encouraged to be at the property by 9 a.m.

Organizers will provide refreshments and lunch in the afternoon. RSVP by visiting, calling 406-549-0755 or emailing Jenny Tollefson at


Contact: Ben Colman, assistant professor of aquatic ecosystem ecology, 406-243-6315,