About PitWatch

The official source of information about the Berkeley Pit


The area of the slough that occurred in Feb. 2013 can be seen in approximately the center of this photo of the Berkeley Pit, taken in July 2013 by Fritz Daily.
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About PitWatch

The Berkeley Pit is a high-priority environmental concern for residents of Butte and around the country.  The Berkeley Pit is one of the first Superfund sites in Butte addressed by the State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality and United States Environmental Protection Agency under Superfund in Butte.  The plan guiding how to protect human health and the environment from Berkeley Pit water was finalized in 2002.  

PitWatch is the online home of the Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee. This volunteer committee interprets information describing the Berkeley Pit and its environmental management 

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About Butte

Butte is located in southwest Montana and has a rich industrial history ripe for exploration.  For more information on planning a visit to Butte please visit the Butte Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee

The Berkeley Pit Education Committee is a volunteer board comprised of residents and scientists and subject area experts directly involved with the management of the Berkeley Pit Superfund Site.  Butte-Silver Bow provides staff support to the committee and is funded by Atlantic Richfield and Montana Resources.

Citizen Member

Helen Joyce

Citizen Member

Joe Griffin

Citizen Member

Brian Park

Citizen Member

Colleen Elliott

Commissioner, District 4

John Sorich


Gary Icopini

Atlantic Richfield

Loren Burmeister


Rayelynn Brandl


Nikia Greene

Montana Resources

Jeremy Fleege


Ted Duaime


Daryl Reed

Staff, BSB

Julia Crain