2019 Summer Events

Each summer, Prickly Pear Land Trust hosts a handful of events and activities that are free and open to the public. We encourage all people of all experience levels to join us a a family hike to get the kids out and exploring, a community walk at one of our project sites, or a trail work night to get your hands dirty and help maintain the trail system that we all love.

Call the office at 406-442-0490 for any questions or check our social media pages for the most up-to-date information.



April 13: Willow Cutting at Sevenmile Creek Restoration

Join Prickly Pear Land Trust and project manager, Nate Kopp, for a morning of willow cutting at our Sevenmile Creek restoration site from 9 AM to 11:30 AM on Saturday, April 13. The willows will be cut and harvested, then replanted on a later date along the creek to help build up vegetation and prevent erosion. Access the private property off of Head Lane follow these directions.

What to bring:

Wear closed toed shoes and pants that can get a little muddy. PPLT will provide gloves and instruction.


April 29: Community Trail Work Day

Join PPLT staff, volunteers, and the City of Helena as we work to “Make Single Track Single!” by reclaiming parallel tracks on Swaney and Ambrose Trail. We will reestablish the correct trail alignment, close down one of the two parallel trails, and seed them with native grasses. Meet at Tubbs Trailhead on LeGrande Cannon Ave on April 29, by 5:30 PM. Remember folks, stay on all established trails so that they do not get widened and create parallel tracks!

**Note that this schedule is subject to change based on how wet or dry the trails are so please RSVP to our Facebook event or check our website for any changes to meeting location.

What to bring: In order to volunteer with PPLT, you must be wearing proper protective equipment. That includes, close-toed shoesgloves (if you have them, we will have some you can borrow if you don’t), bike helmet/hard hat (if you have one, we have a limited supply of hard hats to borrow if you need one.)

PPLT will provide trail tools, supervision, water, a great time!
May 14: Family Hike

Join PPLT education volunteers, Dawn North and Nick Hill, who will lead a casual, family-oriented hike, but anyone interested in a little leisurely exploring is welcome. The hike will start from the Diehl Drive Trailhead at 5:30 p.m. and children must have a supervisor.


May 21: Community Tour of Sevenmile Creek Restoration

Tour the Sevenmile Creek restoration site and learn a little bit about the creek, what has been restored, what’s coming in 2020, and why it is important! This community tour will be capped at 25 participants, so please RSVP or send questions to [email protected] Follow these directions to get to the project site.


May 23: Wildflower Walk with PPLT and Discovery Foundation


June 1: National Trails Day


June 17: Community Trail Work Night


June 28 – 30: Kading Re-Route with Montana High Divide Trails

RSVP to [email protected]


July 18: Membership Party on the Downtown Walking Mall (Membership Week)


July 15: Community Trail Work Night


August 19: Volunteer Appreciation Event


September 16: Community Trail Work Night


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