Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SILVER BOW CREEK/BUTTE AREA
BUTTE, MT

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The Butte Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Restoration Council approved funds for the purchase and planting of trees in the new community park area on the site. Montana’s Copperway trails run through the site, linking together historic preservation sites in Butte and Walkerville. Park features include a sports complex with baseball fields, a driving range and volleyball court, walking trails with interpretive signs and stations, public restrooms, and picnic areas.

Restoration efforts also recognize the area’s history. The Granite Mountain Memorial area memorializes the 2,500 men who died in Butte area mines and the Butte Hill Trail walking path reuses an abandoned railroad bed.

Restored wetlands now serve as a key habitat for osprey and migrating Canada geese.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 354 people and generated an estimated $25,159,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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