Call to Action – Save the FBC during the Special Session

Zebra mussels

Help Save the Flathead Basin Commission

Montana legislators are going back to Helena for a special session. Please tell your legislators to save the Flathead Basin Commission.

The Flathead Lakers have long supported and partnered with the Flathead Basin Commission and believe it is vital to the health of our waters and watershed.

The DNRC proposed cutting funding for the commission’s only staff position. Please help save this important multi-jurisdictional commission that:

  • is attached to DNRC solely for administrative purposes,
  • has secured grant funding for watershed protection projects far in excess of the state base funding, and
  • has a long history of success working with partners to protect our waters.

As you know, invasive mussels would change our lake and watershed forever. The cost of sustaining funding for the FBC, perhaps with a 10% funding cut, is far less than the loss of economic and other benefits that would result from the proposed significant funding cut.

Your voice of support for sustaining the FBC is important today!

Please call (Information desk open today and tomorrow from 7:30-4:30. Leave message at 406-444-4800.) or email your legislators (online message form) and the Governor today. It is also important that legislators from outside of the Flathead Valley support saving the Flathead Basin Commission.