Removing a car body from the West Fork

Your support lifted an extra 2,000 pounds of trash from the river in the fall of 2017 in the form of an orange Mustang.  The car had been in the West Fork of the Bitterroot for decades.

 

"... sure it's a fun story, but it doesn't belong in the river and if it can be removed we should remove it. It's a safety issue and a distraction from the natural beauty of the area," said Jenny West a Bitterroot native and local outfitter.

 

Thanks to loyal and new donors, the Mustang was removed—and recycled—in late October.

 

A special shout out to the Rapp Family Foundation and AV8-Orr Helicopter Services—the river is  now safer and more beautiful thanks to you. 

Check out a video of the removal here.