In Loving Memory
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Bobbie Bartlette who passed Saturday, September 11th of complications from COVID. Bobbie gave so much to the community through her work at the Square and Round Dance Center and through her volunteer work with the Lolo Watershed Group. Bobbie’s curiosity about Lolo creek’s meandering stream channels drove her to spearhead the Lolo Watershed Group in 2003. Bobbie threw her energy and intellect into researching the factors and conditions that maintain Lolo Creek while preserving livelihoods. Bobbie raised the funding and co-wrote the Lolo Watershed Restoration Plan, a technical document that allows groups and agencies to strategically tackle unhealthy impacts to the watershed.
It was Bobbie’s scientific mind and passion that put Lolo Watershed on the map and inspired others to learn and investigate the water quality and quantity of this unique area.
Bobbie’s legacy will live on with every stream restored, bank stabilized and road decommissioned. We will do our best to carry on her memory and environmental ethic as we carry on with our lives.
You will be missed Bobbie,
The Lolo Watershed Group