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Northwestern Energy helps clean up Bozeman Creek

By Katherine Mozzone, KTVM Reporter, kmozzone@ktvm.com
Published On: Aug 28 2013 07:05:11 PM MDT
Updated On: Aug 28 2013 08:38:39 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Folks with Northwestern Energy say they're doing their part to help clean up Bozeman Creek.

They tell us they're working with the community to clean up the creek that borders their substation on the 1500-block of South Church.

A consulting firm came up with a cleanup game plan, then a contractor removed things like asphalt, cement and old farm machinery that's been there for decades.

So far, they tell us they've hauled away 14 loads of debris in just a day and a half.

"We're proud of the work we do in the community and we appreciate the opportunity to do this. We think it's our responsibility to be a good partner in the community and we think this is a good example of that so, the benefit is we hope people understand that we do our part as best we can," explains Northwestern Energy's Butch Larcombe.

We found out the project is going to cost around $30,000.

Once they're finished removing all the debris, contractors will re-seed the bank and try to restore it, in order to prevent problems with runoff.