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155 North: River Stewards
Bitterroot Subbasin Plan
Youth Natural Resource Education Assessment
Riverfest in the Root!
Run For the River
April is Water Month
Root Water Forum
is a community driven non-profit organizati
on dedicated to
supporting the traditions of agriculture, community and recreation by protecting, enhancing and restoring the Bitterroot Watershed through on the ground restoration projects and watershed education.
BRWF's Founding Grandmothers...
BRWF is the local watershed group for the Bitterroot Valley. We were established by 5 concerned grandmothers and a Ravalli County Extension Agent in 1993 to protect and restore our natural world in the Bitterroot Valley. We have since evolved into a collaborative watershed group and officially became a 501 (c) non-profit organization in 2004. Darlene Grove along with Jean Atthowe, Shirley Bugli, Willie Christ, and Millie Sullivan are the founding Grandmothers of BRWF and still to this day contributes to BRWF!
What will Ms. Burg's 7th graders tell their friends and family about BRWF?
"That it is a positive organization that protects us from danger. It's sort of like a superhero." Michelle G.
"I'm definitely going to tell them about the Riverfest on August 11th and get them involved!" Vivica M.
"I might want to look into working or volunteering for a watershed group." Mikayla D.
"I will definitely tell my mom to have our septic system checked!" Mackenna P.
"I will tell them that the Bitter Root Water Forum is a great organization and an awesome learning opportunity!" Krista S.
Bitter Root Water Forum
P.O. Box 1247
Hamilton, MT 59840
Darlene Grove, her husband and niece at their home in Stevensville, MT.
BRWF's AmeriCorps Member, Kalena Gravina, teaches a watershed educcation lesson to 7th graders as part of our effort to reach more children in the Bitterroot Valley with information about the watershed where they live. Read more about the
article on Kalena's lesson
from the Ravalli Republic Newspaper!