West Fork - Car Debris Removal

Location

Along the West Fork of the Bitterroot River

Goals

Remove an orange Mustang from the River.

Reasoning

Trash build up in the river is a serious threat to the water quality and wildlife and takes away from the visitor experience as we visit and enjoy our River.

Project Description

  • Water Forum Volunteer and AV8 Helicopter Services helped remove a 2,000-pound orange Mustang from the River

  • The Mustang had been in the river for decades before its removal.

Timeline

2019 - Present

Partners

BRWF, Rapp Family Foundation, and AV8-Orr Helicopter Services

"... 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 local outfitter.