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Oct 24 (Monday)
UM Students for Peace & Justice meet in UM's UC-- agenda: healing the world --our strategy. All welcome. WHEN: Oct 24, 3-4pm; WHERE: UM's UC 244.
UM Air & Waste Management Association meets. Agenda -- UM professor Vicki Watson gives a presentation on the cleanup of the Frenchtown pulp mill superfund site. All welcome. WHEN: Oct 24, 3-4 pm; WHERE: UM Skaggs building, in 275 Skaggs.
Oct 24-26 Montana Watershed Symposium (link). Billings
Oct 25 (Tues)
Help monitor the fall raptor migration in the Bitterroot. WHEN: Oct 25 from 11 am to 3pm. More info & RSVP to email@example.com or 406-396-6285.
Soil Health Workshops offered by MT Conservation Districts. First one is in Missoula & features beef forage systems. Visit SWCDM for more on this workshop and registration, plus additional dates and locations. WHEN: Oct 25 at 9am
Secrets to Great Hiking in the Northern Rockies. Zack Porter of the Montana Wilderness Association shares his experience with hiking Montana's wildlands. More info, contact Daphne Herling at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 406-531-8347. WHEN: October 25, 7 – 8:15 p.m; WHERE: Missoula Public Library
Oct 26 (Wed)
Waste Audit on the UM Oval -- Help the UM Sustainability Office sort UM's trash into recyclables, compostables & landfill stuff. See what it will take to get UM to Zero-Waste. WHEN: Oct 26 from 11am-3pm; WHERE: the Oval. To sign up to volunteer for the UM Waste Audit, email Casey.
Peace Potluck & Film -- join UM Students for Peace & Justice for a potluck, short film, and discussion of how we can work together for a more peaceful & just future. WHEN: Oct 26 from 5-7pm; WHERE: UM's University Center room 216.
Oct 27 (Thurs)
Tour Wildlife Conservation Ranch in the Bitterroot. RSVP & directions: email@example.com or 406-396-6285. WHEN: Oct 27 from 1pm to 3:30pm WHERE: MPG Ranch is in the Bitterroot Valley near Lolo.
Oct 28 (Friday)
Climate and Health Summit -- Climate Smart Missoula offers this summit to help Missoula understand & prepare for health and climate challenges. Must register for one of the limited spaces by emailing Amy. WHEN: Friday, October 28. 7:45 - 10:15 am; WHERE: Governor’s Room in the Florence Hotel, downtown Missoula.
Watershed Education Network Open House. Family friendly fun activities, water bug art, & refreshments. WHEN: Oct 28 from 4 to 7pm; WHERE: 802 E. Front St, Missoula
Oct 28-29 MT Governor's Local Food and Ag Summit (link). Bozeman.
Oct 29 (Saturday)
All day field trip to Brown's Lake to see water birds. Meet in the NW corner of UM Adams Center parking lot at 8:50 am. Led by 5 Valleys Audubon.
Help restore a tributary of the Bitterroot River. Join the Bitterroot Water Forum for a day of planting willows & placing erosion control mats along Cameron Creek near Hamilton. Lunch provided if you RSVP. Bring water, sturdy shoes, work gloves, dress for weather. If you have them, bring waders, pruners, hammers, shovels. Meet at the Safeway in Hamilton, MT on Oct 29 at 9 am to carpool. We plan to work until 4pm. For more info & to RSVP, contact Katie
Nov 1 (Tues)
Student Voter Day at UM's UC. Food, games, panels on candidates and protest voting (negative consequences), and an actual satellite voting office of the Missoula Elections office in the UC where you can drop off your early ballot 9am-4pm. For more info, contact Claire Babcock firstname.lastname@example.org 406-600-3590
Nov 2 (Wed)
Help restore a tributary of the Bitterroot River. Join the Bitterroot Water Forum for a day of planting willows & placing erosion control mats along Cameron Creek near Hamilton. Bring water, lunch, sturdy shoes, work gloves, dress for weather. If you have them, bring waders, pruners, hammers, shovels. Meet at the Safeway in Hamilton, MT on Nov 2 at 9 am to carpool. We plan to work until 4 pm. For more info, contact Katie
Nov 3 (Thursday)
Public meeting on the Columbia River Systems Operations EIS. This EIS addresses the operation of the many federal dams on the Columbia, including those in Montana. WHEN: Nov 3 from 4 to 7pm; WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 3720 N. Reserve, Msla. More info on the Columbia River Systems Operations EIS here. And here.
Nov 5 (Saturday)
Elouise Cobell Day. Honor the woman who fought for justice for Native Americans. WHEN: Nov 5, 7:30 a.m. sunrise ceremony, UM campus. 11 am: screening of the film, 100 Years: One Woman's Fight for Justice, in the UC Theater. Free.
All day field trip to Metcalf Refuge. Meet in the NW corner of UM Adams Center parking lot at 8:50 am. Led by 5 Valleys Audubon.
Celebrate Mt Jumbo's 20th anniversary as protected site. WHEN: Nov 5. Fun run at 10 am, Cake at 11:30 am; WHERE: meet at Lincoln Hills Drive Soccer Fields. Sign up for the Mt Jumbo Elk Ramble fun run.
National Wilderness Workshop (link) at University of Montana. Nov 7 is evening registration; Nov 8-10 are full days of workshops and field trips on communications, fundraising, field skills, etc.
Nov 8 (Tues) ELECTION DAY!! VOTE!!
Nov 14-16 -- NW Climate Conference in the Columbia River Gorge
Nov 14-20 -- Building a Resilient Missoula events (<--link to the schedule)
Nov 15 (Tuesday)
Missoula Faith Communities meet to Grow Green Teams to work on Caring for Creation (environmental stewardship). All welcome. Guest speaker Jessica Zimmerle, of Earth Ministry and Washington Interfaith Power & Light. WHEN: Nov 15 from 7 to 9pm; WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main, Missoula. Need more info: email@example.com
Nov 16 (Wed)
UM Recycling Oversight Committee meets. Everyone welcome. Agenda includes challenges & opportunities for the UM Recycling program & budget review. WHEN: Nov 16 from noon to 1pm; WHERE: UM's University Center room 224.
Nov 30-Dec 1--Community Based Collaboration Workshop--Fairmont Hot Springs near Anaconda. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-587-2974
Happy Birthday Climate Smart Missoula. 2016 marks the first full year of Climate Smart Missoula. Celebrate with them at Imagine Nation Brewing. WHEN: Dec 1 from 5 pm til closing. WHERE: Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W Broadway St
Montana Organic Association’s 14th Annual Conference, Flathead Valley Community College. Kalispell. Theme: Heartbeat of Organics: Stimulating the Pulse of our Producers, Consumers & Policymakers. Includes keynote talk on sustainability, organic farming, and soil health; expert speakers on grain and weed research, seed production, livestock health, and climate change; tours of organic farms in the area. Details and registration for the MOA conference here.
December 7 (Wed)
UM Recycling Oversight Committee meets. Everyone welcome. Agenda includes challenges & opportunities for the UM Recycling program & budget review. WHEN: Dec 7, from noon to 1pm; WHERE: UM's University Center room 215.
Looking Ahead to 2017
Jan 9 (Monday)
Monarchs & Milkweed: Ecology, Coevolution and Conservation. Phil Hahn researched butterflies in Wisconsin and is continuing his studies in Montana. Joint meeting of MT Audubon and MT Native Plant Society. WHEN: Jan 9 at 7:30pm; WHERE: UM's Gallagher Business Bldg, room 123
April is Earth Month!
April 7 (Friday)
Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene -- Jedediah Purdy of Duke University speaks in the UM President's lecture series. WHEN: April 7 at 8pm; WHERE: UM's Dennison Theater. Dr Purdy will also speak on Ecology & Political Economy in the History of Capitalism (at 3pm in Gallagher Business room 123).
American Fisheries Society Western Division meets in Missoula, MT.