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Keepin’ It Clean

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

We are blessed to live in the unspoiled beauty of Northwest Montana. The Lodge at Whitefish Lake is proud to announce as of July 2012 we have initiated an official RECYCLING program including wine bottle GLASS recycling from the Boat Club Restaurant, plastic and aluminum from the Tiki Bar and amenity bottles and soap from our guest rooms. Thanks to the following partners for assisting us in our endeavors, together we are making a difference! 

The new owners are making a BIG impact on the valley and we love working with them. NWR recycles all of our glass, plastic (#1 & #2), aluminum and paper. They will even pick up residential glass. Call Teri Schneider at 406-257-5899.

Their goal is mighty, but simple—save millions of lives lost each year in third world countries by distributing recycled soap. Each month, hotels and motels across the world discard tons of slightly-used soap and shampoo. These products often end up in already overflowing landfills and can potentially contaminate fragile groundwater systems. Through their “Hospitality Recycling Partners Program,” Clean the World collects and repurposes these products using environmentally-friendly and hygienically-safe recycling efforts and save lives one bar of soap at a time! 

This non-profit corporation is led by a volunteer board of directors and two volunteer committees who are committed to protecting Whitefish Lake and its resources through scientific research, education and outreach programs. The Averill family has donated 30 acres, known as the Viking Preserve, to the institute and gladly support the institute’s Whitefish Wine Auction held annually at The Lodge in July.

Blackwell Interests, Inc.
A special thanks to Marc Blackwell with Blackwell Interests, Inc. for building our commercial wooden recycle stations in our heavy-trafficked areas at the marina, tiki bar and main entrances.
The Crown of the Continent Workshops
Although we haven’t yet joined their program, attending The Crown of the Continent Geotourism Project & Yellowstone Business Partnership Sustainable Business Workshops has kick-started our efforts toward establishing recycling programs.

If you have questions regarding any of our programs of partners please call 406-863-4000!

Whitefish Wine Auction-July 26 & 27

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Join us in a toast to Whitefish Lake and the work for local water resources being conducted by the Whitefish Lake Institute and its many community volunteers.

The Whitefish Wine Auction proceeds go towards the Whitefish Lake Institute, a science and education based non-profit corporation led by a volunteer board, a science advisory committee and a citizens’ advisory committee. Founded in 2005, the Whitefish Lake Institute is committed to acquiring scientific research and engaging the local citizenry to protect and improve the Whitefish area lake resources of today, while providing a collective vision for tomorrow. 

To learn more about the Whitefish Lake Institute, go to

Proceeds from the Whitefish Wine Auction will assist the Whitefish Lake Institute in fulfilling its mission statement in the following ways:

  • Phase II Interpretive Nature Trail Construction in the Averill’s Viking Creek Wetland Preserve, which is owned and managed by the Whitefish Lake Institute
  • Scientific data collection on Whitefish Lake and its tributaries  
  • Educational programs for both school children and adults  
  • Community stewardship of Whitefish water resources

This is a great oportunity to enjoy fine wines, a silent auction and a gourmet meal with friends at the Lodge at Whitefish Lake all while helping an important local cause!

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are going quickly; currently 4 tables remain open, 50 Thursday tickets & 25 Friday tickets! For more information and to purchase tickets go to or call the Lodge concierge at 406-863-4022. We look forward to seeing you there!