June 21 event celebrates Wilderness Act

2014-06-09T11:24:00Z 2014-06-13T15:51:35Z June 21 event celebrates Wilderness Act The Billings Gazette
June 09, 2014 11:24 am

On the June 21, a summer solstice gathering called the Longest Day of Wilderness will celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lindley Park Center and Pavilion in downtown Bozeman.

“The day will feature loads of hands-on activities from fly fishing to leave no trace and grizzly bear skills, along with kids arts and crafts, exhibits and more,” said Kimberly Schlenker, wilderness and recreation program manager for the Custer Gallatin National Forests.

Jack Gladstone will host fireside stories featuring a compilation of original music, lyric poetry and storytelling celebrating Montana as the Last Best Place starting at 6 p.m.

The event is co-sponsored by the Custer Gallatin National Forests, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, Montana Wilderness Association and The Wilderness Society.

For a full list of 50th Wilderness activities visit online at: http://www.wilderness50th.org/events.php.

The Custer Gallatin will also be co-hosting a 2014 Fall Race Series: Race around the A-B (Absaroka-Beartooth) with the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation. To learn more visit the forest or foundation’s website.

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