Over on the other side of the Divide, the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance is having their fall get-together this weekend. It sounds like quite a gathering . . .
Three decades ago, when oil and gas development was being discussed for the Badger-Two Medicine area, a group of citizens came together to fight it.
The group, the Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance, is still in existence today and will hold its fall gathering Saturday and Sunday near East Glacier.
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The NFPA sends representatives to each year’s Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent, which is becoming a significant regional event. Registration is now open for the 2013 meeting on September 11-13 at Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier Park, Montana.
The Roundtable has a broad reach, including people, communities and organizations with a wide range of interests. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
The Crown of the Continent is a remarkable place. Spanning the 49th parallel and anchored by Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, it has been the home of Native Americans and First Nations for thousands of years. Today, the stunning scenery, vast wilderness areas, iconic wildlife, and diverse recreational opportunities attract visitors from throughout the world. These amenities support a ring [of] communities around the Crown. Working landscapes help knit together the natural and cultural fabric of this region.
The Roundtable is an ongoing forum to bring together people who care about this special place . . .
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