On Sunday, September 12, 2021, LCAS dedicated a new trail at Spring Meadow Lake State Park. The trail was officially named the Jane Beasley Memorial Trail and is complete with decomposed granite foundation, weed remediation and signage. This project was a collaborative effort by LCAS, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks and Montana Conservation Corps. The dedication hosted a variety of speakers and a hike along the new trail. Members of the Shull/Beasley family were on hand for a sign unveiling.
Much of the effort to complete the trail was spearheaded by board member Glenda Bradshaw. Glenda spent many hours securing grants for the trail work and coordinating the effort among various entities in order to complete the trail. Her dedication to this project produced a fantastic place for those wishing to get off of the beaten path. We are grateful to Glenda and her commitment to see this project to completion.
LCAS dedicated the trail to Jane Shull Beasley for many reasons. Jane was committed to the beauty of birds and the natural world, and we have benefitted greatly from her life. In addition:
LCAS is proud to welcome all to enjoy a walk along the new trail, and to reflect on the life of Jane Shull Beasley and her contribution to our community.