Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the preservation of the Lolo Watershed!

Donate

Donating is an easy way you can help to maintain and restore the Lolo Watershed to its natural beauty, healthy ecosystem, and continue as a sustainable water source for future generations to enjoy. 

Donations can be made on our “Donate” page by clicking the link above, or be mailed to: PO Box 1354 Lolo, MT 59847.

Volunteer

We’d love for you to get your hands dirty with us! Stay tuned here and on our social media channels for upcoming opportunities.

You can also help the watershed on your own

If you live along the creek, here are some things you can do to protect the watershed:

  • Plant shrubs and trees that like to live by water (like willows). Woody plants along the streambank help shade the creek for fish, filter runoff to keep the water clean, and protect the stream banks from erosion.
  • Be careful to use only the amount of fertilizer or pesticides that are absolutely necessary.
  • Learn about invasive weeds and pull them when you find them.

If you play along the creek, know and follow the fishing regulations to keep fish populations growing for the future, pack out your trash to keep the water and stream-side forests clean, and be careful with fire so we don’t lose the forests above the creek that help slow and filter runoff.

Here are a few examples of how others are helping the watershed:

  • The Forest Service is working to fix culverts so fish can pass.
  • Water rights holders are installing more efficient watering systems so they can leave some of their water for the creek.
  • A fish ladder installed on an irrigation diversion dam provides migration path for the creek’s fish populations.
  • Fish screens have been installed at the entrance to irrigation diversions.
  • Fish, Wildlife and Parks help recover fish from ditches before they are shut off for fall.
  • Lolo Watershed Group and other volunteers planted shrubs on an eroding creek bank at Travelers’ Rest State Park.