HELENA – Community members came out to volunteer their time on Thursday Sep. 6 at Montana WILD to replace a fence adjacent to the Centennial Trail.
Volunteers from Lowe’s, Big Sky Cycling and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spent to better part of the day working to replace old unused wildlife fencing with a timber split fence to better match the aesthetic of the Centennial Trail.
The roughly $2,000 dollar beautification project was made possible the Lowe’s Heroes program which provided the necessary materials for the fencing.
Montana WILD Education Program manager Laurie Wolf said the community support for projects like this has always been fantastic.
“It’s not easy work out there digging holes and putting in fence so we really appreciate their time and efforts,” said Wolf.
“We’ve gotten a lot of support here at Montana WILD from the community,” added Wolf, “All the way through the Helena Garden Club and then we have a lot of other groups that just pitched in a helped us built this wonderful facility.”
Montana WILD provides conservation, wildlife and hunting education year round at no cost to the public.
In the coming weeks, the education center will be holding hunter education classes, a corvids and art program and bear spray training.
For more information about classes, programs and education opportunities offered at Montana WILD visit here.