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Community Spotlight

We feature citizen groups, watershed groups and individuals around Missoula County doing great work for water in their community. Learn their stories here.
You can find past Community Spotlight stories here.


Clearwater Resource Council Adopt a Lake Program

The lakes are the center of the Seeley Lake community. Lake Alva, Lake Inez, Seeley Lake, Placid Lake, Big Sky Lake, and Salmon Lake contribute opportunities for recreation, water supply for the community and touristic appeal of the area which is essential for the local economy. In the last several years, concerns have been raised regarding the water quality trends in the lakes. How healthy are the lakes? Can the lakes continue to sustain healthy fisheries? How significant are the water quality concerns? While some studies of the lakes were conducted beginning in the 1970’s, insufficient data were available to inform community decisions and guide the work of watershed groups like Clearwater Resource Council.

Lake Alva

Lake Alva

Volunteers in Training

Volunteers in training on Lake Alva.

Testing Water

Volunteers testing water transparency.

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Do you have a story to share? We'd like to hear how community cooperation can result in successful water resource protection. We'd like to learn how it worked.
Contact us with your Community Spotlight story: or 406.258.3432.

Read Past Community Spotlight stories here.

Do you know a neighbor who goes the extra mile in stewardship of their land and water resources? You can nominate them for special recognition through our
Stewardship Award Program.

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Last updated: May 2, 2011

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