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Hyalite Spring Clean-Up Day is May 12, Road Opens May 16

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BOZEMAN – Friends of Hyalite and the Gallatin National Forest are hosting a spring clean-up day in Hyalite Canyon on May 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The spring clean-up comes just prior to the Hyalite Canyon Road re-opening on Wednesday morning (May 16) to motorized use.

“As Bozeman’s favorite backyard, Hyalite Canyon offers a unique privilege for our community by providing unparalleled access to world-class recreational opportunities,” said Joe Josephson with Friends of Hyalite.

This event brings together community members to clean up one of the most popular recreation sites in the state.

“Now is the opportunity to help,” added Lisa Stoeffler, Bozeman District Ranger. “Every year it takes a lot of work to maintain the facilities in Hyalite and we are grateful for the continued support of the Friends of Hyalite and the community.”

No sign-ups are necessary but volunteers are asked to meet at the Lower Fishing Access (closed gate) on Hyalite Road and bring gloves, lunch, water, bear spray and warm layers. Snacks and coffee will be provided by Sola Café.

For updated road, trail and campground information call the Bozeman Ranger District at (406) 522-2520 or the 24 hour Information line at (406) 522-2534. Recreationists should beware of increasing administrative traffic on Hyalite Road as spring progresses and crews prepare campgrounds, complete snowpack monitoring and maintain the reservoir. Ice on the reservoir is currently melting and trails are mostly snow packed.

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