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.
Learn & Work Day at Ft Missoula Native Plant Garden. July 20 & 27 from 4-6pm. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 327.0405
July 22 (Saturday)
Help restore E. Fork of Bitterroot River. Volunteer work day installing browse protectors around streamside plantings. WHEN: 9am-4pm with lunch provided. Bring water, work gloves/shoes/clothes, rain gear, hat, sun screen, bug spray. Meet in Hamilton to carpool. RSVP at email@example.com or (406) 375-2272.
July 23 (Sunday)
Volunteer work party & celebration to benefit Clearwater-Blackfoot Project. Help build a trail. Work party starts at 10am. Free lunch to follow. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. WHEN: July 23; 10am-1pm; WHERE: Fawn Pond, near Seeley Lake. (view map)
July 25 (Tuesday)
Tour of wildlife conservation ranch in the BItteroot (MPG Ranch). WHEN: 1pm-3:30pm. To register & get directions contact: email@example.com or 406-396-6285.
July 27 (Thurs)
Missoula County Board Leadership Training. Choose from 10am to noon and 6-8pm. WHERE: 200 W. Broadway, Msl. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-258-4230
Earth Friendly Floral Design --Medicinal Centerpieces, July 27 @ MUD, 6-8pm. Limited space. Sign up by July 20. Details here.
July 28 (Friday)
Bicycle Theater Performance -- Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theater bikes across the country putting on performances. Their Montana tour described here. Missoula performance is July 28 at 8pm at Free Cycles
July 29 (Saturday)
Aug 1 (Tuesday)
Abstract deadline for AWRA-MT meeting in October EXTENDED to Aug 1. To see suggested abstract topics and how to apply, click here
Aug 2 (Wednesday)
Flathead Lake Biological Station Open House, Aug 2, 1-5pm.
Aug 3 (Thurs)
Climate Smart Monthly Meet-up. Focus is conservation of water, energy & climate. When: 5-7pm; WHERE: Use your Imagine Nation 1151 W Broadway, Msla
Aug 9 (Wed)
Lincoln's River Park grand opening and work day. Help remove old fences and litter. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Beverages, snacks, and lunch provided.RSVP by Aug 6 by calling 406-549-0755 or email email@example.com WHEN: Aug 9, 9:30am-3:30pm; WHERE: Lincoln Community River Park in Lincoln.
Aug 11 (Friday)
Run for the River (link) - Fun run along the Bitterroot River, benefits Bitterroot Water Forum.
Aug 12 (Saturday
Bitterroot River Clean Up (link) -sign up to help clean up trash along the Bitterroot River. Volunteer appreciation BBQ from 4-6 pm at River Park.
Aug 16 (Wed)
Aug 17 (Thursday)
PEAS Farm Party (link) --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.
The Great American Solar Eclipse-- the first total solar eclipse in the US in 99 years -- see the stars at noon. Be sure to use safe viewing methods recommended by NASA.
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
Aug 25 (Fri)
Star Gazing at UM's Blue Mountain Observatory. Free but you need to reserve a ticket. More info on UM observatory events & tickets here.
2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence (link), Flathead Valley, Hot Springs, MT.
The Story of the Blackfoot -- in the footsteps of Norman Maclean (link). The natural history, native American history, literature and films about the Blackfoot. In Seeley Lake and Missoula.Details here.
Sept 13 (Wed)
Volunteer Fair at UM. In UM's University Center from 10am to 2pm. Community groups recruiting volunteers.
Sept 15 (Fri)
Sept 16 (Saturday)
Sept 17 (Sunday)
Sunday Streets kicks off Missoula's week long celebration of sustainable transportation -- Walk & Roll Missoula. On Sunday, Higgins Street (from XXXs to 5th street) will be closed to motor vehicles, and folks will take to the streets for many fun activities.
Montana Environmental Health Association annual meeting. Sept 19-20, Missoula's Holiday Inn Downtown
Sept 20 (Wed)
Sept 22 (Fri)--Star Gazing at UM's Blue Mountain Observatory. Free but you need to reserve a ticket.More info on UM Observatory events & tickets here.
Roundtable on the Crown of the Continent Conference (link), Choteau, MT. Connections and Tensions in the Crown.
Sept 30 (Saturday)
Montana Natural History Center's annual banquet & auction at UM's UC Ballroom. More info on MNHC here
October 6 (Friday)
Sneak preview of Home Resource Benefit Auction items. WHERE: Florence Hotel Lobby, Msla. Auction is Nov 4.
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center annual Peace Party/fundraiser. Oct 15, 3-7pm at Missoula Fairgrounds Home Arts Building
American Water Resources Association (MT Chapter) meets in Helena. The theme is, Science, Policy, & Communication: The role of science in a changing world, and the conference will offer a special workshop on October 18 to explore how scientists communicate with the public. To see suggested abstract topics and how to apply, click here. Abstract deadline extended to Aug 1.
Nov 4 (Friday)
Home Resource 7th Annual Banquet and Benefit Auction (link). Nov 4 at the Wilma in Missoula.
Nov 6-7, Montana Forest Collaborative Network Workshop in Missoula (link), Assisting collaboration in forest and grassland restoration, conservation and resource utilization—for the benefit of all.
April 2018 -- looking ahead
April is Earth Month! 2017 schedule displayed as example until 2018 schedule is ready
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