Water Forum Roots

Darlene, bundling willows for a successful restoration project (linked to RESTORATION) at her home on the Bitterroot River in Stevensville

The Bitter Root Water Forum is the Bitterroot Valley’s local watershed group. We were established in 1993 by 5 concerned grandmothers and a Ravalli County Extension Agent who joined together to learn more about our watershed and then decided to share what they learned with the community. 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 the Water Forum and we are forever grateful for their contributions to the Bitterroot watershed.

Darlene Grove, bundling willows for a successful restoration project at her home on the Bitterroot River in Stevensville.