Please join American Rivers, Flathead Lakers, Headwaters Montana, Flathead Valley Trout Unlimited, and the National Parks Conservation Association for a public film showing and discussion regarding the oil train derailment threat in the Middle Fork Flathead corridor on Thursday, September 14 from 6-9 pm at the Arts & Technology Building Community Room at Flathead Valley Community College.

The event will start at 6 pm with social time, followed by a 7 pm showing of three short films. The locally produced film “Oil and Water Don’t Mix” serves as a call to action to protect Flathead resources from the threat of an oil train spill along the Middle Fork Flathead River. “Every Bend” highlights the importance and value of Montana’s Wild and Scenic rivers. And “Convergence” focuses on the impact of climate change on Montana’s rivers, including the Middle Fork Flathead River.

A panel discussion will follow the films, led by local community members including fishing guide Hilary Hutcheson, USGS aquatic ecologist, Clint Muhlfeld, and UM Flathead Lake Biological Station Assistant Director, Tom Bansak.


The event is free, open to the public and kid friendly. The social time includes complimentary light refreshments. The door prize is a guided whitewater trip on the Middle Fork Flathead River donated by Glacier Raft Company, and raffle tickets for other exciting items will be available for purchase. You can RSVP to the event and invite your friends on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/472040039834476/