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Our Mission at Bigfork Water & Sewer District is to provide cost-effective, reliable and high-quality water and wastewater services to the people of Bigfork. We are committed to operate and maintain our facilities economically and safely while protecting the public health and the environment - particularly Flathead Lake. The employees of Bigfork Water & Sewer are dedicated to fulfilling these principles with the highest and most ethical standards.

The Bigfork Food Pantry operates with a volunteer staff. We distribute food twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from the hours of 9am-2pm. Churches in the Bigfork area provide volunteers on these Tuesdays and clients are able to shop in the pantry and make personal choices for their families. The pantry is also available on an emergency basis. Please call the main line and listen for the number for emergency assistance. Please call Ann Tucker with any questions about the pantry: 406-837-3179.

The Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) is a University of Montana Center of Excellence that conducts ecological research with an emphasis on fresh water, particularly Flathead Lake and the Flathead watershed . The Bio Station also provides field ecology courses for college students, natural resource professionals and educators from around the nation; trains graduate students for professional and teaching careers; and provides scientific data, interpretation and outreach to help resolve environmental problems and inform public policy. Founded in 1899, it is one of the oldest active biological field research stations in the United States. Originally established in Bigfork, it was relocated to Yellow Bay on the East Shore of Flathead Lake in the early 1900s. Facilities are available for rent to groups with an academic or research objective.

The mission of Montana West Economic Development is to enhance the economic base of Flathead County by identifying and supporting economic opportunities that provide quality job growth, job retention, community wealth and increased wage base. We do this by providing the following services to regional businesses: business lending, government contracting assistance, grant administration, business counseling, educations opportunities, and connections to expertise.

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