Big Sky asks for volunteers to help at cleanup while also helping bear attack victim

Image courtesy of the Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance

BIG SKY- Volunteers helping out at the eighth annual Big Sky Community Park Weed Pull will not only be cleaning up Big Sky’s Community Park, but will also be helping out a local resident. 

The cleanup is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on June 30, 2020, starting at River Pavilion and continuing until 6:30 p.m.

For every volunteer that participates in the community cleanup, the Big Sky Owners Association and Yellowstone Club Community Foundation will donate $10 towards helping Peter Scherfig’s medical costs.

On his 61st birthday, Scherfig went mountain biking alone in Big Sky where he was mauled by a grizzly bear causing severe injuries to his face and neck.

Scherfig has been a resident of Big Sky for 40 years and taught at Ophir Elementary School.

As an added bonus, every volunteer that pulls enough weeds to fill up a bag will be able to turn in their bag for a free beer from the Bozeman Brewing Company.

More information about the event can be found here and a GoFundMe to Peter Scherfig’s recovery costs can be found here if you can’t make it out to Big Sky and would like to help out.

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