The Conservation Calendar of western Montana is maintained by the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Email notices to Vicki Watson. Updated daily. Refresh/Reload often.
May 25 -- Spring Flower Crown making workshop. $35. sign up @ earthwithin.com/education/ WHEN: 6-8pm; WHERE: Buttercup Cafe, 1221 Helen Ave.
May 21-31 -- Missoula Labor Film Festival. 17 films, most are free, shows at Union Club. Film Fest Schedule here
May 30 (Tuesday)
June 3 (Saturday)
Volunteer work day on wildlife friendly fencing. near Evaro Hill. To volunteer, contact <email@example.com>
June 3-4 -- 2 day bird viewing trip to Bannack area with 5 Valleys Audubon. Meet in NW corner of Adams Center parking lot at 7am. Questions about field trips: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 549-5632
June 4 (Sunday)
Volunteer weed pull on conservation land near Alberton. RSVP by May 30 for info 406.549.0755 or via email to email@example.com
June 9-11-- Montana Audubon's Wings Across the Big Sky Festival. Great Falls. Celebrates 40 years of MT Audubon and focuses on the Missouri River Corridor. Registration starts in March. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring Your Own Brain-- a symposium to Free Us from Climate Chaos (link). Special guests: Steven Running, Noam Chomsky, George Monbiot, Derrick Jensen, Bill McKibben, Winona LaDuke, John Holloway, Nancy Holmstrom, Richard Smith, Gloria Munoz Ramirez, Bill Bigelow, Elias Pena Diaz, and many more. A call for forming Critical Thinking Communities to ask critical questions on steps to address climate chaos and other human society problems. Organized by Big Sky High's Free Us from Climate Chaos group <--Contact for more info. at UM's University Center
June 14 (Wed)
Grand Opening of Sweetgrass Commons, new sustainable affordable housing in Missoula. WHEN: June 14, noon -2pm; WHERE: 1137 Montana St. Missoula
June 20 (Tuesday)
Artist/author/activist Lucy Lippard will discuss her book Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. WHEN: Tuesday, June 20, at 7pm; WHERE: the Public House, 130 E Broadway, Missoula. Free for Missoula Art Museum members and students, $5 suggested donation for the general public. For more information, call 406.728.0447
June 21 (Wed)
June 23 -25-- Nature camp for adults on Rock Creek -- Click HERE for more details and how to RSVP!
June 26-July 2--Strawbale Construction workshop in Floweree, MT. Email Corrie at AERO for info
Bob Marshall Music Festival (link), July 13-16, Seeley Lake, MT. In addition to music there’s: camping, mountain bike races, paddleboard race, running races, group hikes, food, drink, kids activities.
July 19 (Wed)
Aug 16 (Wed)
Aug 17 (Thursday)
PEAS Farm Party --Celebrate Missoula's community agriculture with very local food, and dancing to live music. Aug 17 from 5:30-9:30pm; 3010 Duncan Dr. Msla.
7th International Symposium for Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control (link), Big Sky Resort, MT (40 miles south of Bozeman). Global conference on the use of wetlands for water quality improvement. Program focused on domestic wastewater treatment wetlands, urban stormwater wetlands and bio-swales, riparian wetland restoration, wetlands in agricultural settings and wetland biogeochemistry is planned. Field trips to explore examples of constructed, restored and unique natural wetlands and riparian areas in the region
2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence (link), Flathead Valley, Hot Springs, MT.
The Story of the Blackfoot -- in the footsteps of Norman Maclean. The natural history, native American history, literature and films about the Blackfoot. In Seeley Lake and Missoula.Details here.
Montana Environmental Health Association annual meeting. Sept 19-20, Missoula's Holiday Inn Downtown
Sept 20 (Wed)
2017 Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Conference, Choteau, MT
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center annual Peace Party/fundraiser. Oct 15, 3-7pm at Missoula Fairgrounds Home Arts Building
April 2018 -- looking ahead
April is Earth Month!
April 15-22 -- EARTH WEEK Special Earth Week message here
HIGHLIGHTS from 2017 below ... Detailed 2017 Schedule here
April 15-22-- International Wildlife Film Festival (link), Missoula
April 21 (Sat) --EARTH Service DAY & Ecopentathalon
3-7pm--MUD's Earth Day celebration (link) @ Free Cycles
Ecopentathalon--bike/walk to help at 4 of the above. More info: email Vicki
April 22 (Sunday)-- EARTH DAY