Join us this spring and summer for our public events!
Join PPLT members for our Summer Kids’ Hikes. Bring the kids for one or all three hikes as there will be different things to explore and learn as the summer goes on. We ask that the kids are accompanied by a supervisor, have proper sun protection and clothing for the weather, and bring their own water.
Kid’s Hike – June 12, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Dawn and Peggy at the Diehl Drive Trailhead.
Kid’s Hike – July 10, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Brad and Kristen at the Mt Helena Trailhead.
Kid’s Hike – August 14, at 5:30 p.m. – Meet PPLT members, Sandi and Jill, and the Diehl Drive Trailhead.
Join Prickly Pear Land Trust staff and volunteers in giving back to the trails that are such a big part of living in Helena. These events are fun for the entire family and we always have a variety of tasks to match everyone’s ability and interest. Prickly Pear Land Trust will provide the tools and instruction on trail work. We also have gloves, if you need them. You need to bring:
We typically work rain or shine. However, we will not work if there are storms in the area that contain high winds or lightning. In the event of unfavorable weather, we will make the determination to reschedule the event 1.5 hours before the workday and post the cancellation notice on our website and Facebook page.
Several trail maintenance opportunities are available throughout the season. Mark your calendar now and plan to participate in one of the following service events.
Mt Helena Wildflower Walk – May 24, at 7 p.m.
Community Trail Work Day – May 21, at 5:30 p.m.
National Trails Day – June 2, 8:00 a.m.
Community Trail Work Day – June 18, at 5:30
Community Trail Work Day – July 16, at 5:30
Please join us as we take on some needed activities on Mt. Ascension. We will meet at the Arrowroot Trailhead between 5:15 and 5:30 and get going from there. Depending on the number of volunteers we will split up in 2-3 groups working on various tasks. One group will help pull blue flagging off trees in the units that have been thinned on the backside of Mt. Ascension (making our viewshed prettier). One group will help re-close the social trail that crosses private property between 2006 and the Mt. Ascension Loop Trail (maintaining good relations with private property owners and ensuring future access). Finally, one group will help remove trees and stumps that are impeding the Mt. Ascension Loop Trail (making the trail happier).
Community Trail Work Day – September 17, at 5:30
Location is to be determined.
*On Monday, August 20, a volunteer appreciation event is planned. Check back here for more details.
*All events are kid/family friendly but call our office with any questions (406) 442-0490.