Cascade City-County Health Department recently added a recumbent pedaled vehicle to their fleet. The ELF will allow staff to travel to inspections, home visits, and other business-related appointments while saving money, taking care of the environment, and promoting healthy lifestyles. Click here to read more.
This survey is a result of the Community Transformation Grant. Community transformation is about helping our communities to be healthier by making the healthy choice the easy choice. An important part of this work is to make the public aware of different options for how we build and maintain our roads, sidewalks, parks, and other infrastructure elements in our communities. Most often this work happends through the vision provided in your local Growth Policy, Transportation Plans, and other documents.
Getting community members involved in providing input into these policies and plans is really important. It helps planning departments to understand the preference of community members. However, it is difficult to get a large number of people to attend a public meeting!
This survey will allow you to tell us how you would like your community to look and what is important to you without leaving your home or office. You will be shown a few pictures of what is possible and asked to tell us what you like.
We hope you have fun and enjoy taking this survey. If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to call Alicia M. Thompson, MSW, Health Officer:Cascade County, President: Montana Public Health Association, at 791-9260 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, September 28 is National Public Lands Day, a national day of service to encourage people to spend time outdoors and support public lands. Volunteers can help preserve, protect, and celeare needed to help build, maintain, and complete the North Shore Trail system from Rainbow Dam to Cochrane Dam. The event will be begin at 9am at the Rainbow Dam Trailhead and run through 1pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided. View the NPLD Press Release for more information.
On Saturday, September 21, Great Falls Action for Healthy Kids will host the first Cowboy Boot Camp at the Montana ExpoPark. This family fun event is a 1 mile course with a variety of physical challenges and agriculture inspired obstacles developed by local FFA students. The entire event will be centered not only on getting active, but where food comes from and how it helps keep bodies growing, playing, and learning.
Participation costs $15 and includes a t-shirt, a personalized medal, and lunch, and there will be opportunities to win prizes throughout the day. Please pre-register by September 19 at www.gfcowboybootcamp.com.
Check in opens at 11am on the day of the event; the first race starts at noon.
Registration for the Come Out and Play events with Abby Wambach have been extended. Registrations will be accepted on the days of the events, but those registering then should come with forms already filled out.
For more information on Come Out and Play and to register, click here.
Today is the last day to register for the GFGF sponsored Come Out and Play events with USA Women’s Soccer Gold Medalist Abby Wambach, who lives and promotes healthy eating. Click here for more information about the events and registration.
In July, the Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) sent a team to Great Falls, for the second year in a row, to work on and make improvments to the River’s Edge Trail. Members of Get Fit Great Falls and other trail users provided MCC workers with cold drinks, lunches, and dinners throughout their week in Great Falls. The MCC truly appreciated the support of the Great Falls community. Their messages can be viewed here.
Thanks to everyone who supports the Montana Conservation Corps and the River’s Edge Trail!
Check out our links to learn about upcoming activities and ideas on how to stay active and live healthy!