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Delegation Bill Protecting East Rosebud Creek Now Law

August 2, 2018
Press Release
President Trump Signs Gianforte’s First Bill

President Donald J. Trump today signed into law Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte’s bipartisan, bicameral bill to protect the East Rosebud Creek. This marks Gianforte’s first bill to become law.

The law protects 20 miles of the East Rosebud Creek as part of the Wild and Scenic River System, making it the first waterway in Montana since 1976 to receive the classification.

“Today marks an important day for conservation in Montana and for the dedicated community around East Rosebud Creek. I remain committed to putting Montana first, and I am proud that my first bill signed into law is one that protects one of our natural treasures and our Montana way of life,” Gianforte said. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of the people of Red Lodge and the surrounding community, generations of Montanans will enjoy the wild and scenic East Rosebud.”

Gianforte’s bill, H.R. 4645, originally passed the House in July.

U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester sponsored similar legislation that passed the Senate last month.

“Today will be remembered as a historic day for Montanans,” Daines said. “East Rosebud Creek is a true national treasure in our state, and is a place that brings families together and supports our outdoor economy. After years of hard work and community support, East Rosebud will now be protected for today’s and future generations to enjoy.”

“Today is the culmination of nearly a decade’s worth of tireless work from Montanans who want to protect the East Rosebud for their kids and grandkids,” Tester said.  “For the first time in over a generation, Montana is home to the nation’s newest wild and scenic river.”

“We greatly appreciate Congressman Gianforte’s leadership and determination in getting this bill signed into law,” said Frank Annighofer, Vice President of Friends of East Rosebud. “East Rosebud Creek is a special place where many Montanans have chosen to live and raise our families – some folks have been here for generations. The East Rosebud attracts visitors from all over the world, yielding significant economic value to surrounding communities and our state. This new law will ensure the East Rosebud stays a special place for generations to come.”

Click here for more information on the bill.