Online Auction of Classic Wooden Boat to Benefit Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project
Our friends and partners at the Flathead Lakers are auctioning off a beautifully restored wooden boat with half of the proceeds to benefit the Bad Rock Canyon Conservation Project. The classic boat was restored by Greg McCormick, a Polson resident, and is for sale through an online auction to benefit the purchase of the Bad Rock property to become a new public accessible Wildlife Management Area. The 1953 Century Resorter, an 18′ boat, is ready to float Flathead Lake! Greg has put in over 600 hours into restoring the classic boat and has agreed to donate half of the proceeds from the sale of the boat to help complete the conservation project.
The Bad Rock Canyon Conservation project will conserve almost 800 acres of exceptional and strategically important habitat for wildlife at a focal point of landscape connectivity at the mouth of Bad Rock Canyon, a geographic pinch point where the Flathead River flows through a narrow canyon between the Swan and Whitefish mountain ranges just east of Columbia Falls. The project will add to a 12,000-acre network of conserved riparian lands protecting the healthy function and excellent water quality in 43 miles of the Flathead River and Flathead Lake.
The Flathead Land Trust, Flathead Lakers and other Flathead River to Lake Initiative partners, are committed to raise $500,000 by August 2021 to help MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks purchase this amazing 800-acre property. The funding raised will help partners secure $6.5 million in state and federal grants needed to purchase the property.
“The online auction is one of several exciting fundraisers we are planning over the next year. The winner not only gets a beautiful boat, but also helps protect an incredible place in the Flathead,” said Kate Sheridan the Flathead Lakers’ Executive Director. Check out the online auction and this beautiful wooden boat at https://www.flatheadrivertolake.org/boatauction/.