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Park County Environmental Council Newsletter
August 8 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
It’s hard to believe it’s August. We are writing to share our calendar of community meetings and events for the next few months. But first, a July highlight:
PCEC traveled to Washington D.C. this July with women from across the state to discuss conservation and community issues with our Montana delegation and the Department of Interior. We are happy to share that our entire Montana delegation expressed support for the Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act (YGPA) and shared our goal of passing this important bill in 2018.
Join us and let the Montana delegation know that you support the YGPA: Write your Senator today!
Check out the calendar of upcoming events and meetings below. Thank you for all you do for conservation in our community!
- All of us at Park County Environmental Council
August 1st - Farmer’s Market (and every Wednesday in August!)
4:30-7:30pm @ the Livingston Bandshell
Visit the PCEC booth at the Farmer’s Market, meet our summer interns and buy a “Better than Gold” T-shirt.
August 7th - Livingston City Commission Meeting
6:00pm @ the Community Room in the City/County Complex (414 E. Callendar)
The Livingston City Commission will hold a public hearing and a vote on whether to allow a zone change for exit 330 from light industrial to highway commercial. We are asking the City to hold off on any zone changes until we have a chance to update Livingston’s Growth Policy. Can’t attend? Sign the petition here.
August 9th - Livingston Public Lands Film Night
6:00-8:00pm @ the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts (415 E. Callendar)
Films will include the premiere of A Few Steps Further by Livingston filmmaker, Erik Petersen, along with Common Ground by Eli Tianse Abeles-Allison and Our Wild by Benjamin Kraushaar. More details on Facebook here.
August 16th - Park County Planning and Development Board Meeting
4:00pm @ the Emigrant Hall
The Park County Planning and Development Board will host a public hearing on the proposed Hwy 89 zoning district. This is your opportunity to make public comments. The proposed rule would prohibit new billboards and protect the scenic integrity of Paradise Valley. More information on the meeting here. Read the proposed regulation here.
August 31st - Last Best Outdoor Fest
3:00pm @ Livingston Miles Park and Bandshell
The 2nd annual Last Best Outdoors Fest, hosted by Business for Montana’s Outdoors, the Montana Mountain Mamas, and the National Wildlife Association’s Artemis sportswomen initiative and Montana Wildlife Federation, will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 in Livingston, Montana. This year’s theme is: Women in the Outdoors and will feature a high-profile keynote speaker, in addition to remarks by U.S. Senator Jon Tester who will shed light on what’s happening in Washington and how it impacts our public lands. The main event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 4:00pm at the Livingston Miles Park and Bandshell will include live music featuring The Two Tracks and Little Jane & the Pistol Whips, vendors, food trucks, and a Montana beer garden. More information on Facebook here.
September 1st - 2018 Paradise Valley Film Fest
8:00-11:00pm @ Follow Yer’ Nose BBQ (4 Overlook Rd, Emigrant)
Featuring a conservation film that highlights our community’s effort to protect the Paradise Valley from two proposed gold mines. More info on Facebook here.
September 23rd - Yellowstone City 30k
9:00am-4:00pm @ Chico Hot Springs
Register for the race here. (spots are filling up quick!)
Join PCEC for the first annual Yellowstone City 30k, a mountain race in Emigrant Gulch. The race is sponsored by Chico Hot Springs, Sage Lodge, Timber Trails, Wildflour Bakery, Follow ‘Yer Nost BBQ, Yellowstone Gateway Business Coalition and more. Beginning at the new Sage Lodge and ending at Chico Hot Springs, the race will highlight the beauty and grandeur of a place we are all working to protect - Emigrant Gulch. This race covers 18 miles of gravel road, USFS dirt and scree jeep roads, and trails directly below Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley. It climbs from 5,000 feet in Emigrant to 8,000 feet near Emigrant Peak, and descends to the finish line at Chico Hot Springs. Runners will know why “Yellowstone is more valuable than gold!” Proceeds will support PCEC’s efforts to oppose the two proposed gold mines in Paradise Valley. Stick around after the race for soaking and PCEC’s end of the year Rendezvous. More information on Facebook here.
September 23rd - PCEC Rendezvous
5:00-8:00pm @ Chico Hot Springs
Join PCEC for our annual end of the year member appreciation party hosted by Chico Hot Springs.
September 28th - Art Walk and PCEC Open House
4:00-6:00pm @ the PCEC office (#306 in the Lincoln School, 215 E. Lewis)
Couldn't make the Rendezvous? Swing by the PCEC office for the last art walk, get an update and renew your membership.