A great way to support Prickly Pear Land Trust is to participate in one of our fun events! Whether you’d like to simply attend an event or go the distance by making a donation or volunteering, there is surely a place for you at one (or all) of the land trust’s events.

Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction

September 29, 5 p.m. – Helena Civic Center – Helena, Montana

Celebrate the outdoors and conservation in our community with a night of music, drinks, dining, and a high-stakes auction. Prickly Pear Land Trust invites you to the annual Harvest Moon Banquet and Auction at the Helena Civic Center Ballroom on Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

When the doors open, Cottonwood Club, Helena’s own gypsy jazz quintet, will be slingin’ swing string tunes straight out of the age of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. Enjoy a variety of hors-d’oeuvres while you peruse the silent auction replete with outdoor getaways, artisan works, adventure equipment, and more. Then grab wine, a specialty cocktail, or a local craft beer on your way to the ballroom for a delightful culinary experience to celebrate what you love, with great friends!

The action on-stage starts off with a PPLT highlight reel of the year’s big conservation victories and outdoor recreation projects. It’s been a wonderful year with many reasons to celebrate. Harvest Moon will then culminate in the live auction with a great list of top-notch auction items and unique experiences with you in mind. The nearly 500 spots sell out before the event. So iron those Wranglers or pull out the tux.

Thanks to our 2018 incredible and generous local businesses and individual sponsors, each and every dollar in proceeds directly supports PPLT’s mission of community conservation, private land conservation, and trails.

Summer Events

Join us this summer for our events that are free and open to the public!

Don’t Fence Me In Trail Run

May 11, 2019

Each May, the trail running season kicks off with Prickly Pear Land Trust’s Don’t Fence Me In Trail Run. The race features 30K, 12K and 5K distances as well as a non-competitive 5K dog walk — all taking place on Helena’s fabulous South Hills trails system. The 19th Annual Don’t Fence Me In Trail Run will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Check out the course maps:

Click here to see the 30K virtual tour
Click here to see ALL photos the 2018 event!