Bitter Root Water Forum: New digs and a statewide award
In 1993, a handful of women started talking about the things that make the Bitterroot Valley a special place to live.
And the more they talked, the more the subject of water seemed to always to come up.
This group decided back then they didn’t know nearly enough about the resource that makes virtually everything possible in a valley that was once covered mostly by sagebrush.
“So they decided to get together to learn more and find answers to their questions,” said Bitter Root Water Forum Executive Director Heather Barber. “They began bringing in speakers who offered them their insights and they reached out to the community to learn more.”
From those first informal visits and through the informational meetings that followed, the organization slowly took root and grew.