Friends of 2 Rivers
A citizens' organization committed to promoting a safe, healthy and enriching environment for the communities at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.
The north end of Anaconda Street in Milltown will be temporarily closed to public parking and pedestrian access will be limited beginning Monday, Aug. 7, as construction work on the gateway area of Milltown State Park begins. Vehicular access on the north side of Anaconda Street leading to the pedestrian bridge, also known as the Black Bridge, will be closed for the duration of the construction, which is expected to continue through mid-September. The road will be signed and blocked by jersey barriers.
Pedestrians and cyclists are encouraged to cross the nearby Highway 200 bridge.
For more information, contact Michael Kustudia from Milltown State Park at 542-5533.
While we anticipate the physical opening of the Milltown State Park's Confluence area, we can get a head start on experiencing the natural and cultural historic interpretation the park offers. In an article "Not just a pretty place: Milltown Park adds culture to confluence," the Missoulian reports on the story map "A Confluence of Stories: Nature and Culture at Milltown State Park."
The Milltown State Park Bluff Overlook is open and offers hiking opportunities on the floodplain trails on the south side of the Clark Fork River. On the bluff, the Forest Loop Trail and Overlook Trail are perfect for a brief visit. Enjoy a picnic while visiting. Tables are placed to offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Download the map at the Milltown State Park website, follow the link Trails Map.
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March, 1958 – 315.7ppm
December, 1975 – 330.8
December, 1995 – 360.7 (29.9ppm increase in 20 yr)
December, 2015 – 401.9 (41.2ppm increase in 20 yr)