Mercury in the Clark Fork: What Stanley & Iris can tell us about river health

Mercury in the Clark Fork: What Stanley & Iris can tell us about river health


Monday, May 18    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Hellgate Canyon Osprey Nest
1301 E. Broadway Street, Missoula

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Join us on Monday, May 18th for a free public education event to learn about Missoula’s celebrated osprey, the threat of river contaminants, and what the Clark Fork Coalition is doing to remove pollution from our rivers.

The Clark Fork Coalition, with University of Montana wildlife biology professor, Dr. Erick Greene, will host a field-based presentation on Missoula’s ospreys. Erick will give an overview of the Clark Fork River, its history of mining, the Milltown Dam, and what ospreys tell us about the health of aquatic systems, and why this one osprey pair in Missoula is so special. CFC’s science director Dr. Chris Brick will follow with a brief update on the ongoing work to reduce mercury and other contaminants in the Clark Fork.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Participants are asked to gather at the site of the Hellgate Canyon osprey nest near the new Missoula College site at 1301 E. Broadway Street, and park at the Riverside Health Center. Feel free to bring binoculars or spotting scopes.

This event is part of the Coalition’s monthly Walk & Talk series, which keeps citizens informed about hot topics and recent developments in the Clark Fork River watershed.