Peaks to Creeks Initiative

Community-Based Conservation at its Finest

Peaks to Creeks consists of 558 acres in two parcels – one along the banks of Tenmile Creek and the other on Sevenmile Creek. Public access in the urban boundary to our waterways didn’t exist previously but thanks to this acquisition, two miles of creek frontage will be available and accessible for all. Due to the diverse set of partners and stakeholder values that this project brings, the Land Trust Alliance hailed this project as one of the top community conservation projects in the western US. Through conservation, PPLT seeks to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve and in addition to the conservation benefits for the water resources, open space, and habitat and stream restoration opportunities. This acquisition will also provide:

  • Opportunities for our youth and educators in the Helena area
  • Centennial Trail connection for new commuter routes for the approximately 700 employees at the VA hospital and MT Army National Guard
  • Outdoor exercise space for military training
  • Direct access to outdoor space for recovering veterans and visiting family members
  • Paths to accommodate all levels of ability
  • Protection of surrounding open space and the setting for the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts

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