BOZEMAN – This fall’s annual Hyalite fall clean-up day is Sunday, Oct. 14 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. A volunteer day hosted by Friends of Hyalite and the Gallatin National Forest, the event will work to clean and maintain recreation areas throughout the canyon.

At nearly 10,000 visitors a month in the winter and more than 30,000 visitors a month during the summer, Hyalite recreation corridor is one of the most visited areas on National Forest System lands in the state of Montana.

“Hyalite is Bozeman’s favorite backyard,” said Joe Josephson, Friends of Hyalite Coordinator. The grassroots, nonprofit group “draws on a broad base of community support so we don’t all love it to death.”

For fall clean up, no sign-ups are necessary, but volunteers are asked to meet at the Hyalite Day Use Area at the Hyalite Reservoir at 12:30 and bring warm work clothes suitable for layering and inclement weather, gloves, bear spray (if available) and water. Volunteer groups will spread both up and down canyon throughout the course of the day and a volunteer appreciation BBQ will follow, sponsored by Friends of Hyalite at the Hyalite Reservoir Pavilion.

To learn more about Friends of Hyalite visit hyalite.org. Information on Gallatin National Forest recreation activities can be found at: fs.usda.gov/gallatin