Flathead Land Trust Celebrates Open Places

Benefit to be held Aug. 16 at Cypress Yard in Whitefish

By Beacon Staff
The West Valley Ponds Complex, a critical staging area for migrating Sandhill Cranes. Photo courtesy of Steve Muller

The Flathead Land Trust is hosting “The Land Affair” Aug. 16 at Cypress Yard in Whitefish as a benefit to celebrate and protect open spaces and wild places throughout northwest Montana.

The colorful and festive evening event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and includes live music by singer/songwriter Mike Murray, local farm-sourced appetizers, beer, wine and champagne, and an exciting silent auction and live drive.

The event venue, Cypress Yard, is owned by prolific Flathead Valley artist Nancy Cawdrey and her family and includes an art gallery and an outdoor courtyard.

“We invite everyone to join us for this celebration of what we all love about the Flathead and to support our on-the-ground conservation work of our most cherished open spaces and wild places” Paul Travis, Flathead Land Trust executive director, said.

Proceeds will benefit the community-based conservation work of Flathead Land Trust, helping to protect northwest Montana’s one-of-a-kind bird and wildlife habitat, clean water, working family farms, and beautiful open spaces for future generations.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.flatheadlandtrust.org or call 406-752-8293. Tickets are $35 per person or $70 per couple. Tickets are also available at any Park Side Credit Union branch.

Sponsors for the The Land Affair include Fun Beverage, Don K Whitefish, Subaru, Glacier Bank, Flathead Beacon, First Montana Bank, Forestoration, Center for Native Plants, Insured Titles, Freedom Bank, Park Side Credit Union, Ogle,Worm & Travis Attorneys At Law, Three Rivers Bank, First Interstate Bank Whitefish and many generous silent auction donors.

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