Earth Week

The 2017 Earth Week Calendar is shown as an example until the 2018 Earth Week calendar is available.

    April 15--DIG DAY-- help put food gardens in Missoula yards. Noon-4pm; Meet at Caras Park. email 1KNG

           Tour MT Natural History Center's Native Plant Garden. Apr 15 at 1pm @ 120 Hickory, Msla.

           Mount Sentinel restoration work day(link).1-4pm. Bring water & work gloves. will need to walk a mile uphill. Not recommended for children or dogs. To volunteer, email Moulton or Tueller

    April 15-22-- International Wildlife Film Festival (link) Missoula, including film tribute to Chuck Jonkel bear biologist 

    April 17-18--Watershed Project Planning Workshop (link) at UM, offered by MT Watershed Coordination Council & Department of Environmental Quality. $125.

    April 18-- Ecological Restoration workers gathering. 5:30-7:30 pm at Imagine Nation, 1151 Broadway, Missoula

                     Film about the Great Burn wilderness. April 18 at 7pm in UM's UC Theater.

    April 19-20 -- Clark Fork Basin Council first meeting at UM--all watershed citizens invited to this meeting to create a river basin council. Agenda..RSVP

     April 19-- MTClimate Awareness panel link 7pm, at Carroll College's O’Connell Hall, Room 107, Helena.

               Save the Lalonde Ranch as an historical ag site. All are invited to learn the history & discuss strategy. 5:30-7pm in Union Hall (208 E. Main, Msl) upstairs.

     April 20 – UM SER meeting in native plant garden (SE corner of UM campus, by Schrieber Gym parking lot). Garden work at 3 pm. Tour at 3:30 pm. BBQ at 5 pm.

                      Screening of film on MT poultry industry. WHEN: April 20 at 7pm; WHERE: UM's North Underground Lecture Hall. 

                      Climate Change: the good, bad & ugly. A talk by env. lawyer Jack Tuholske. WHEN: 4/20, noon; WHERE: UM Law School room 219.

    April 20-24-- Walk Through Time Exhibit (link) on UM Oval. Free. 30 beautiful panels present the evolution of our solar system and planet and life on earth. Only a portion of the 100 panel exhibit will be displayed at this time. The full exhibit will be displayed near the end of May. More Info here.

    April 20--UM's Sustainaganza on the Oval (link)—UM’s Earth Day celebration--tabling, activities, music, tours of UM gardens. 10-4.  Contact UM Student Involvement Network

    April 21--  Missoula Art Park Dedication (link) , 4:30-7:30pm, 335 N. Pattee

             Use of herbicides in ecosystem restoration. Free talk by Christine McManamen. 10 am in UM Clapp building room 452

    April 22 --EARTH DAY & Ecopentathalon

          8:45am-noon-- Teller Wildlife Refuge work day (fence removal, weeding, nesting platforms). In the Bitterroot near Corvallis.  email Lauren

          9am-3pm--Rattlesnake Creek work day(link); planting & fencing--explained by restoration professionals.  meet at Tom Green Park. Bring water/snacks, work gloves, sturdy shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing. More info/RSVP:

          9:30am-1:30pm -- Missoula Art Park events (link)  335 N. Pattee

          10am-2pm-- UM FLAT work day; fence building, garden work, followed by BBQ for volunteers (2-4); 633 S 5th St E

          10am-12:30--Missoula Parks & Rec's Run for Trees (link)  raises funds for Missoula trees, @ Silver Park

          10am-1pm--Clark Fork river cleanup @ Missoula's Caras Park (link) , organized by Clark Fork Coalition          

           1-3pm--Rally & March for Science, Caras Park along the Clark Fork (link)      More info here

           2-5pm–Tree & flower planting, Milltown State Park. Call 542-5533 or email Mike Kustudia, MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks for details & directions

           3-7pm--MUD's Earth Day celebration (link), @ Free Cycles, 732 S.1st St. W. Theme:  Environmental and Climate Literacy. Engaging conversations, panels, teach-ins, workshops, kids’ activities, the Earth Day Expo, and of course local vendors, beverages, and music.

           7-10pm--UM FLAT celebration, @ Free Cycles, 732 S.1st St. W. The fun continues with local beverages, music  and dancing. FUNdraiser for FLAT projects (water catchment, vermiculture, solar dehydrators)

           Ecopentathalon – Ecopentathaletes bike or walk to help at any 4 of the above service events.  More info:  email Vicki

                  (example: river cleanup, March for Science, MUD & UM FLAT events; Note: Dig Day counts too)

           3-6pm in Butte -- Hope for Snow Geese--musical reflection on geese that died in Berkeley pit. Butte Knights of Columbus upstairs ballroom

     April 23--DIG DAY--help put food gardens in Missoula yards. Noon-4pm; Meet at Caras Park. email 1KNG