The application for hosting a BSWC member in 2021 is now live! The Big Sky Watershed Corps Partnership is looking to place 34 AmeriCorps members across the Treasure state and is asking qualified organizations to apply to host a member or two. Need more details before applying? Montana Conservation Corps will be hosting two 1-hour Host Site Introduction Orientations; August 4th at 3pm or September 2nd at 9am, for interested applicants that will cover the basics of the program and address questions of potential first-time host sites. Head over to our BSWC page for more information on the BSWC program.
Also, don't forget that the MWCC Watershed Fund has funding to help MWCC Partners implement DEQ-approved Watershed Restoration Plans (WRPs) by hosting a Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) member in 2021. A total of $35,000 is available, and up to $6,000 may be awarded to each qualifying organization. Details in the Request for Proposals. For more information, contact Terri Nichols at email@example.com.
How's YOUR Waterway?
The U.S. EPA has released the "How's My Waterway" tool. This tool can provide a summary water quality data from multiple agencies at the community, state, and national level that is easily accessible and understandable for public use. It's never been easier to explore data and find out the health of our waterways.
NACD Conservation Awards
Montana is full of wonderful people and organizations that contribute to the conservation of our natural resources! The National Association of Conservation Districts is nationally seeking nominations for 2 awards; NACD Friend of Conservation Award and NACD Distinguished Service Award. Nominate an individual, business, organization, or agency that has shown pride and brought prestige through their work in the Treasure State by August 31st.
Watershed Family Updates
Welcome Liv Stavick, Missouri River Conservation Districts Council
Liv grew up on a registered Simmental cattle operation in northeastern South Dakota before attending Montana State University in Bozeman. While pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in Agricultural Business, she worked as a governmental affairs intern for the Montana Farm Bureau Federation. After graduating, she spent the next two years as the Farm Bureau's Director of State Affairs, lobbying on behalf of their farming and ranching members. She now lives in Sidney with her fiancé, Gordon, who manages a grain elevator, and their two pups, Newt and Deets. Liv appreciates a good book almost as much as she does being outdoors, whether that be gardening, hiking, or riding horse. She especially enjoys an opportunity to go home and help her family on the ranch.