Support Our Pollinators! 

Bring native bees and other pollinating creatures to your garden. One way to do this is by selecting the right plants.

Get Kids Involved!

Pass down a love of nature and plants to kids. There are lots of opportunities for hands-on learning experiences outside.






Clean Up Plastic in Your Neighborhood


Go on a walk with a trash bag and help to clean up any plastic that you find.

Plant a Tree!

They capture carbon, cool overheated places, benefit agriculture, support pollinators, reduce the risk of disease transmission, and boost local economies.

Yaak River. Photo Courtesy of Courtney Pulver

Ross Creek Cedars. Photo Courtesy of Yvonne Resch

Warming Hut at Big Creek Baldy.  Photo Courtesy of Connie Sweet

Shannon Lake. Photo Courtesy of Courtney Pulver

Swinging Bridge over Kootenai River.
Photo Courtesy of Michelle Hurd

Lil Anglers
Fishing Day

The Rotary Club of Kootenai Valley is hosting their annual Lil Anglers Fishing Day.

The event will be held on Saturday May 8 at the Mill Fishing Pond in Libby. Fishing starts at 9:30 and will close at 11 a.m.

Fishing is open to children ages 2-11 , no fishing license is required.

A free snack will be provided as well as prize drawings and trophies.

All children must be accompanied by and adult.  No adult fishing is not permitted. Adults can assist children who is actually fishing. This is a catch and release pond, one fish per child can be kept per day.

Registration forms can be found at The Montanian or The Printing Press in Libby. Registration must be turned in by May 5.

For more information call Gary Huntsberger at 293-5363



23 Ways to Reuse Newspaper

  1. Use them instead of paper towels to wash windows.
  2. Roll them into tubes and let the children create awesome play structures.
  3. Make paper cups for seedlings.
  4. Roll into beads for jewelry.
  5. Use to make fire starting logs.

6.Reuse as giftwrap.

  1. Place over spills to absorb liquids.
  2. Shred to use as garden mulch.
  3. Shred to use as gift basket filler.

10.Packaging material

  1. Scrunch up and place in the refrigerator, empty ice chests, or shoes to absorb odors.
  2. Scrunch them into balls and pack in unused shoes to help them keep their shape.

13.Place at the bottom of trash bins to make cleaning them easier.

14.Cover windows with newspaper to protect them from splatter while painting.

  1. Pack in luggage to help absorb odors.

16.Keep some in the car for cleaning windshields.

17.Keep some in the car for making a makeshift funnel for adding oil or other fluids in an emergency.

18.Shred and use as pet bedding.

19.Cut into small squares to keep in the bathroom or purse for blotting lipstick.

20.Cut into small squares to use as confetti.

21.Stuff them into wet boots or shoes to help them dry.

22.Wrap up your fruit to help them ripen more quickly.

23.Craft it using one of the million ideas on