Posted: Jul 19, 2012 4:39 PM by Jamie Leary
Montana Tech is calling it one of the more noteworthy moments for it's programs.
Thursday, faculty and staff got together at the Student Union Building to publicly announce the states continued support for Tech's Clark Fork Watershed Education Program.
Recently, the Governor's Trustees Restoration Council extended an education contract with the program through 20-14.
The funding totals over $750,000 dollars and will help ensure student research continues with restoration efforts at the Clark Fork River Basin.
Program director Matt Vincent, says this represents a 10 year commitment by the state of Montana to Montana Tech and will serve about 2,000 students as well as a handful of staff each year.
"You know it's just an acknowledgement by the state of Montana and the governor that our program has value and is worth making a continued commitment for the education of the future generations here in Southwestern Montana."
The funding not only covers research done by Tech students but goes all the way done the Clark Fork to serve students at University of Montana.