Headlines - Region 5
Wed Jul 26 00:00:00 MDT 2006
The media and the public are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly established Bundy Bridge Fishing Access Site on Friday, July 21, at 9:00 a.m. The fishing access site is located on the Yellowstone River approximately one mile west of Pompey’s Pillar National Monument on Bundy Bridge Road.
In attendance will be Billings citizens that supported the project, Yellowstone County Commissioners, and representatives from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Fish Wildlife & Parks (FWP).
Yellowstone County Commissioner, Jim Reno, acknowledged the cooperation of Yellowstone County, FWP, BLM, and the Crow Tribe, but stressed that it was public support for the project that was ultimately the key to its success.
The project is a significant cooperative effort between Yellowstone County, BLM, and FWP. Yellowstone County was the recipient of a $35,000 competitive Community Motorboat Facility Grant from FWP, which was used in part to develop the new site for public use. In addition to providing matching dollars for the grant, Yellowstone County contributed the manpower and materials for the project. FWP provided assistance with design and will continue to assist with operation and maintenance of the site.
FWP Region-5 Supervisor, Gary Hammond, stated that the Bundy Project marks the beginning of a private citizen-public agency coalition to provide access in Yellowstone County, and thanked the county for their leadership.
For more information please contact Gary Hammond, FWP Regional Supervisor, at (406) 247-2951, or Doug Habermann, R-5 Parks Manager, at (406) 247-2954.