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Water Forum sponsors irrigation and restoration tour for adults

For years now the Bitter Root Water Forum has sponsored an annual spring field trip for high school FFA students titled “Future Irrigators of the Bitterroot,” hauling busloads of kids up to Como Dam and to various irrigation structures, fish screens, dairies and riparian restoration areas in the valley. There has always been a strong interest among the kids. Now, finally, adults were given the chance this past week and all forty spaces on the bus were claimed shortly after registration opened. Not only were the adults as eager to learn as the kids have been over the years, but they too were willing to stand out in the freezing rain and gusty winds with smiles on their faces as they learned a little bit about what turns out to be a very complicated subject: “Irrigation and Restoration in the Bitterroot.”

Continue reading this Bitterroot Star article here.

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