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RIVER NOTES
Montanans for Healthy Rivers newsletter

October 2017 Vol.4 No.5
East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic Bill still awaits passage. Photo Credit: Kit Fischer
East Rosebud Still Needs Your Help

Here we are again – advocating for the passage of bipartisan legislation to protect East Rosebud Creek as Montana’s first Wild & Scenic river in over 40 years. The East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic Act has once again cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee but awaits a vehicle for passage. This is a significant opportunity for our congressional representative Greg Gianforte to demonstrate his leadership and commitment to Montana’s wild places and Montanans values by voicing his support of the East Rosebud bill. Please take a moment (even if you have done so before) to ask Senators Tester and Daines and Rep. Gianforte to support this landmark bill. Successful passage for East Rosebud is needed to pave the way to protect many more cherished Montana rivers under the same designation. 
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Wild & Scenic Photo Contest

Over 175 photos were submitted in our Wild and Scenic Rivers Photo contest this summer! While only three prize winners were selected, there were an overwhelming number of fantastic photos to judge. Here's a sampling of the winning photos and others that were among our favorites. Thanks again to all who participated and for showing your love of Montana's rivers! Another big thanks goes to the sponsors who donated the prizes for our winners: Big Sky Resort, YETI and Winston Rod Co. Your support makes our work possible!
People's Choice Winner:
The North Fork Blackfoot by
Taylor Ophus from Butte, MT
Second place winner: The Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River by Megan Johnson from Missoula, MT
Grand prize winner: Upper Madison River by Courtney Sanders from Bozeman, MT
MHR favorite: Tenderfoot Creek
by Joshua Bergan
Another MHR favorite: Smith River
by Charlie Williams
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"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt—it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."
— Hal Boyle
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