Newsline April 9, 2018

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Good News Item

  1. Butte's Parrot Tailings will be removed. 

Around EVST

  1. EVST’er is new ASUM sustainability coordinator.
  2. More Beavers = More Birds -- new blog by EVST’er.
  3. River & aquifer protector retires, party on April 12. 

Featured Event (See the Conservation Calendar for more events)

  1. EARTH WEEK -  Missoula is April 14-22.  

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. 500 Women Scientists-Missoula chapter invites you to a meeting, April 11.
  2. Indigenous Science - March for Science, April 14.
  3. Role models, connect with K-12 students at spectrUM and EmPower Place at Missoula Food Bank.
  4. DIG DAYS - Help put food gardens in Missoula yards, April 14 and/or 15. 
  5. Help plant heritage trees at the Moon Randolph Homestead, April 14.
  6. Help turn 40 acres of grass into silvopasture on April 21.

Educational Opportunities

  1. Environmental Studies Summer Classessee webpage here
  2. River Basin Council of western MT meets at UM (April 16-17), interested citizens invited. 
  3. EVST is offering a fun new class in the summer session called “Music and the Natural Environment”.
  4. Missoula Water Quality Advisory Council meets, April 10. 
  5. Creating, Preserving and Defending The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, April 12. 
  6. Greening Thumbs: Transplanting and Direct Seeding Workshop , April 12.
  7. Wildflower slide show – bring your own, April 12.
  8. MT Native Plant Society event, April 12.
  9. Wildlife and The Wall, April 15.
  10. IWFF Free Event - Tracking America's Wild Heart, April 16.
  11. FOOD BIZ BOOT CAMP (or "How to Start a Small Food Business in Missoula"), April 17 to May 15. 
  12. Geography offers online Sustainability Science class, July 30-Aug 24. 
  13. Chicago's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) holds two-week “boot-camp”.
  14. Swan Valley Connections college field programs.
  15. Conference Title: "The Time is Now: Interfaith Action for Climate Justice".

Jobs and Internships (local or summer jobs; for non-local full time jobs around the US, click the envirojobs list serv, and request.)

  1. KBGA (UM student radio station) is hiring.
  2. Two summer Youth Conservation Corps co-leader positions for the summer of 2018!
  3. CFAC Seeks Half-Time, Paid Intern to Work with Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Western Montana.
  4. Intern with Garden City Harvest. 
  5. Summer position announcement from Kevin in Internship Services. Applications are due this Friday.
  6. Community Outreach Instructor, Avon, Colorado.
  7. Info session on Americorps & VISTA opportunities, April 10. 
  8. MT Fish Wildlife and Parks is hiring seasonal watercraft inspectors, below are links to job descriptions.
  9. Jobs with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (links below).

Funding

  1. Graduate Research Fellowship Awards for conservation research, apply by April 30.

Housing

  1. The Foodshed is Seeking New Home-mates!
  2. First year EVST grad students looking to rent a four or a five bedroom for their second year.

Miscellaneous - Resources

  1. WHAT: The Missoula Old Time Social WHEN: April 12-14, 2018 WHERE: Downtown Missoula 
  2. Used Outdoor Gear Sale, Sat, April 14 at UM, open to the public.
  3. A collection of images showing how the US looked before the EPA.
  4. MUD Spring Llama Poo Sale.
  5. Slammin' POETry for Change, April 15.

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Good News Item  

Butte's Parrot Tailings will be removed.

At a cost of $9 million, Butte’s most hotly debated buried mine waste, the Parrot tailings, is one step closer to being long gone. The Montana Natural Resources Damage Program (NRDP) sent out a bid package Friday. The state anticipates a contractor getting down to work by late spring. Read more in the  Montana Standard.

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Around EVST  

EVST’er is new ASUM sustainability coordinator.

Kat Olson is a first-year graduate student with many interests, including sustainable food systems, policy, and birds. After growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, she quickly escaped corn country and moved to the west with her bachelors from Northern Illinois University. She lived in Yuma, Arizona for 3 years and managed natural resources with the Bureau of Land Management. Exploring the trails and back country of the wild west soon became her favorite activity! As the ASUM sustainability coordinator she will be helping students coordinate sustainability projects on campus. When not on campus Kat enjoys running with her dog, baking, camping, and singing to the radio on long road trips! Please stop by the ASUM offices in the UC to say hi on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 

More Beavers = More Birds -- new blog by EVST’er.

EVST alum Brianna Randall offers a new blog describing how beaver activity influences bird abundance by providing precious water in an arid landscape. The site is hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. Check it out here

River & aquifer protector retires, party on April 12. 

EVST alum Peter Nielsen (1987) has been looking after the Clark Fork River for over 3 decades. Starting as a river guide, he entered the EVST  program about 1985 and working with Vicki Watson, completed a thesis on the pulp mill’s impacts on the river. He became the first executive director of the Clark Fork Coalition and grew that organization into a major player. Then when Missoula decided to create a Water Quality District, he became the director of that effort, protecting Missoula’s aquifer and the river. He played important roles in the removal of Milltown dam, the purchase of the city water system, and most recently, hounding EPA to do an adequate job on cleanup studies at the old mill site. Peter decided to retire this year, and everyone is invited to a party in his honor – April 12 from 5-8pm at the Public House 130 E. Broadway. Donations are being accepted to purchase a bench or tree in his honor at Milltown park. Read more at: Monday Montanan: River watchdog nears retirement.

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Featured Event  

EARTH WEEK -  Missoula is April 14-22:  

Highlights of Earth Week 2018   ....Detailed schedule & more events here.

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Volunteer Opportunities 

500 Women Scientists-Missoula chapter invites you to a meeting, April 11.

500 Women Scientists promotes women in science. A Missoula chapter has formed and invites more women to join and to take part in a big picture meeting to talk about the overall goals of the Missoula 500 Women Scientists group and how to accomplish them. Please come and share! Send questions to 500WS Missoula. WHEN/WHERE: April 11 at 7pm at Break Espresso, 432 N Higgins Ave.

Indigenous Science - March for Science, April 14.

Last year we were part of history. On April 22, 2017, more than 1 million people in more than 600 locations across all seven continents joined together in the single largest event in support of science in history - the March for Science. Last year we demanded that Indigenous voices be heard. Together, we wrote the Indigenous Science Statement - both in support of the March for Science - but also to uplift Indigenous Science. We stated that: “We need to engage the power of both Western and Indigenous Science on behalf of the living Earth. Let Us March not just for Science but for Sciences!” The 2018 March for Science is now upon us!  On April 14, tens of thousands will gather around the world to demand equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities. What can we do this year?

  • AMPLIFY: Share the Indigenous Science Statementagain on social media and with mass media. Tell your story and why Indigenous Science matters. Share your events with March for Science Indigenous.
  • ENGAGE: Participate in one of the hundreds of March for Science eventsaround the world and in Washington, DC. Check out the world wide map.
  • EMPOWER: Encourage our youth to speak at a March for Science event near them, read the Indigenous Science Statement at an event or organize a new eventon April 14th!! 
  • SUPPORT: Consider some "Merch for Science"at the March for Science shop, sweatshirts, t-shirts, bags and more. And yes, all proceeds go to support the March for Science.
  • Last year, the Indigenous Science Statement was read around the world and on the main stage in Washington, DC. The Indigenous Science Statement received world wide media attention from BuzzfeedThe InterceptCBC News, and more. This year let our Indigenous voices be heard!

DIG DAYS - Help put food gardens in Missoula yards, April 14 and/or 15.

1000 New Gardens has been putting food gardens into the yards of Missoulians for years. Volunteers like you provide the labor. So get ready to get down and dirty at these DIG DAYS. Dress for the weather & for dirt. Bring work gloves and water bottle. Snacks and transportation to work sites provided. Meet at Kiwanis Park at noon on April 14 and/or 15 (we’ll be working both days). We hope to be done between 4 & 5pm and will bring you back to Kiwanis Park. More info at this email link. (Kiwanis Park is north of the river, just west of Madison Street). 

Role models, connect with K-12 students at spectrUM and EmPower Place at Missoula Food Bank.

We Are Montana in the Classroom asks for you to share a hands-on activity and share your educational and career experiences with K-12 students and their families at spectrUM Discovery Area and EmPower Place, spectrUM's family learning center at Missoula Food Bank. When/Where: spectrUM is located at 812 Toole Ave. Role model visits are typically scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for ~2 hours between 1 pm and 5 pm, and on Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm. EmPower Place is located inside Missoula Food Bank at 1720 Wyoming St). Role model visits are scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Interested volunteers should contact Harley Fredriksen to sign up or for more information.

Help plant heritage trees at the Moon Randolph Homestead, April 14.

Three years ago, Orchardist Roger Joy grafted budwood from the Homestead’s historic apple trees onto heritage rootstock. Those trees have grown up on Joy’s orchard in the Bitterroot, and this spring, are ready to be planted back at the Homestead. Join us for this historic tree planting in one of Montana’s oldest remaining orchards. Both experienced and inexperienced planters are welcome. Free and open to the public. Note: the caretakers are EVST alums! WHEN/WHERE: April 14, 9am to noon at Moon Randolph Homestead in the North Hills. Link to map here.

Help turn 40 acres of grass into silvopasture on April 21.

EVST alum Larry Neskey has a farm in St. Ignatius and plans to turn 40 acres of grass into silvopasture/savannah. They'll be planting 1500 trees over Earth Day weekend and would love help from EVST’ers. They'll provide food & drinks; please bring your own water bottle. To express interest, receive more information, or ask questions, contact Larry at this link.

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Educational Opportunities  

Environmental Studies Summer Classessee webpage here

Intro to Environmental Science: ENSC 105, 3 credits; Watersheds and Communities Working Together: ENST 191 & ENST 591 (co-convened), 1 credit; Music and the Natural World: ENST 391-02, 3 credits, (10 weeks); Where is Away: An Exploration of Waste: ENST 391, 3 credits, Summer PEAS Intensive Supervised Internship: ENST 396, 6 credits; U.S. Environmental Movement: ENST 420, 3 credits; The Practice & Theory of Sustainable Ranching: A Supervised Internship at Bandy Ranch: NRSM 491 2 credits. Visit the webpage for more information

River Basin Council of western MT meets at UM (April 16-17), interested citizens invited. 

The Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins Council will hold their Annual Meeting at UM. Interested watershed citizens are invited but must register in advance. This two-day meeting will include updates on the Council’s efforts to implement state water plan recommendations, also panels/presentations on drought mitigation, local restoration projects, water rights implementation, and the future of the Council. The Council is a broad stakeholder group with these objectives:  to develop a vision for the basin, coordinate common strategy, and support the network of water interests at the basin scale. The agenda and registration are here. Registration is free, but you must register in advance to assure yourself a seat. You are welcome to attend those parts of the program that fit your schedule & interests. 

EVST is offering a fun new class in the summer session called “Music and the Natural Environment”.

ENST391, section 2. The course will show connections between human music and the natural world by highlighting how varying cultures develop and organize music, and how this compares to the way animals develop and organize their songs. The course will be primarily classroom based but emphasize hands on learning and include an outdoor field component where students will get the opportunity to explore wild space around Missoula while walking and listening to natural sounds. The 10-week class curriculum will emphasize: 

  • Cultural approaches to music
  • How is music organized in the West and other cultures
  • Physics of Sound
  • How is sound created; How does it travel; how do we perceive it
  • Animal Songs
  • How do animals create, organize and use songs
  • How does sound effect humans and the environment
  • Natural sounds and humans; Human sounds and nature 

The course is offered May 21st - July 27th , Monday - Thursday from 5 to 5:50pm. Registration is open now: sign up quick before it fills up! If you have any other questions, feel free to email Josh Davis here

Missoula Water Quality Advisory Council meets, April 10. 

Missoula WQAC invites the public to their regular monthly meetings. This month the agenda includes updates on the Max Wave on the river, Caras Park stormwater infrastructure, Missoula land use. WHEN/WHERE: April 10, 7-9pm; Missoula Health Department, 301 W. Alder (2nd floor conference room). 

Creating, Preserving and Defending The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, April 12. 

The Mansfield Ethics and Public Affairs Program The Project on American Democracy and Citizenship , and UM Climate Change Studies Program present Andrew Light from George Mason University, former Senior Adviser and India Counselor to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change, and Former Staff Climate Adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry. He will speak on Creating, Preserving and Defending The Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This event is free and open to the public. WHEN/WHERE: April 12, 7 pm, Gallagher Business Building 123, UM. 

Greening Thumbs: Transplanting and Direct Seeding Workshop , April 12.

UM Dining Services offers Greening Thumbs workshops. At this workshop, participants will learn how to care for plants when growing starts and how to properly transplant. Participants will also learn how to direct seed for best germination. WHEN/WHERE:  Apr 12 @ 12:10 pm – 1 pm @ Lommasson Garden (south side of the Lommasson Center). 

Wildflower slide show – bring your own, April 12.

Before the fires, 2017 was a banner year for wildflower displays. Montana Native Plant Society invites you to Bring your favorite pix on a thumb drive to show. WHEN/WHERE: April 12 at 7pm, Room L09 Gallagher Business Bldg, UM Campus. 

MT Native Plant Society event, April 12.

Flower Profusion-Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm. We had a banner year for wildflower displays and many people have photos of "Flower Profusion". Share yours from this year, or past years, on a thumb drive. If they are on your phone, contact Clare 728-0189 and bring them to Rm L09 Gallagher Business Bldg, UM Campus. 

Wildlife and The Wall, April 15.

This 5 minute documentary is part of the International Wildlife Film Festival. Construction of a USA-Mexico border wall would have huge impacts on wildlife. Migratory corridors would be eliminated, dispersal events could no longer occur, and access to the Rio Grande River would be cut off for both wildlife and humans. For more films, use this link. WHEN/WHERE:  Sunday, April 15, 8:15 pm, The Roxy Theater 3. 

IWFF Free Event - Tracking America's Wild Heart, April 16.

Lecture: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRESENTS TRACKING AMERICA’S WILD HEART with filmmaker Joe Riis and National Geographic Society’s Program Leader for Beyond Yellowstone Chris Johns. Introduced by UM President Seth Bodnar. Screening: THE TROUBLE WITH WOLVES. Director Collin Monda in attendance. Sponsored by the UM President’s Office + UM Wildlife Biology Department. Free and open to the public. When/Where: April 16 at 6PM FREE EVENT AT UNIVERSITY CENTER THEATER. 

FOOD BIZ BOOT CAMP (or "How to Start a Small Food Business in Missoula"), April 17 to May 15. 

This class will be 5 Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm April 17 thru May 15. Learn the ins and outs of creating your own specialty food business. The series will feature professionals experienced in business planning, financing, suppliers, fabrication, labelling, marketing, equipment, online sales, and, of course, the Missoula City/County Health Dept. Pre-registration required: $100/student, Limit 12. More information at this link, call (406) 926-2720 or email Moonlight Kitchens here

Geography offers online Sustainability Science class, July 30-Aug 24. 

Course explores how sustainability science is used in land use development planning.

GPHY 391, CRN 50950. More at this link

Chicago's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) holds two-week “boot-camp”.

On August 9-22, University of Illinois at Chicago's Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) hosts the 8th annual re(new), a two-week "boot camp" for future decision makers eager to join the sustainability and energy revolution happening around the globe. During weekdays, SISE'ers participate in high-level talks, visit energy and sustainability sites, and network. During evenings and weekends, they work collaboratively on a research project and enjoy exploring Chicago.  There is no program fee, everyone that participates receives lodging on campus free of charge, and there are travel scholarships available for many traveling to Chicago. More information here

Swan Valley Connections college field programs.

We have a few spaces available for our upcoming 2018 programs with possible scholarships.  We accept applications up until the start of our programs, students can apply at our website or contact Sean Costello for more information. Our field programs are unique because we provide high-quality education (we offer upper-division credits through the University of Montana) and we are actively engaged in collaborative monitoring projects and community-based conservation. This allows us to expose students to conservation professionals as they are grappling with natural resource issues in real time.  

Conference Title: "The Time is Now: Interfaith Action for Climate Justice"

Faith and Climate Action Montana is hosting an interfaith climate justice conference on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th. People of faith are increasingly adding their moral voice in the global movement to address the climate crisis. This conference will inspire and equip people of all faiths to reclaim our spiritual connection to the earth and raise our collective voice for climate justice in here Montana. On Friday, April 27th at 7pm, joinus for a showing of the documentary "The Wisdom to Survive" at the Roxy Theater followed by a short panel discussion by local faith leaders. OnSaturday, April 28th, we will host three workshops at UCC of Missoula to discuss theology and ethics of climate change, skills for faith-based advocacy, and building an interfaith movement for climate justice in Montana. We invite those attending the Saturday conference events to consider a donation of between $10 to $25 per person, on a sliding scale at your discretion, depending on ability to pay and number of events attended. Ability to contribute will not be a barrier to attendance! Contributions simply help us recover organizing costs. We hope you will join us for this fun and inspiring event! To register, please fill out this Google form. For more information and complete schedules, please view the Facebook events or contact Anne Harney.  

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Jobs and Internships  

KBGA (UM student radio station) is hiring.

KBGA is hiring all these positions: volunteer coordinator, business manager, outreach coordinator, music director, productions engineer, program director, media director, art director, technician, office assistant, underwriter. Perhaps you can get them to have an environmental program. Anyway, pick up and drop off applications at UC room 208 or online at this linkQuestions at this link

Two summer Youth Conservation Corps co-leader positions for the summer of 2018!

The YCC program offers you an opportunity to connect local teenagers from a variety of backgrounds to natural resource projects and professionals. The YCC co-leader is a great way for advanced outdoor leaders to impact the lives of local youth crew members. The YCC crew works on projects on the Lolo National Forest with a variety of resource professionals. Leaders and crew members will work on projects such as surveys of birds, habitat, culverts, roads, or archaeology. Full position description at YCC 2018 crew leader announcement. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and references to Deb Fassnacht (please include “YCC 2018 Leader Application” in the subject). For questions please call 406.541.9287 or email us here

CFAC Seeks Half-Time, Paid Intern to Work with Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Western Montana.

Help Montana’s beginning farmers grow successful, sustainable businesses and have a louder voice in farm policy. Learn how to develop new resources, host events, facilitate meetings, and evaluate programs. CFAC is looking for an intern for this summer to assist with a range of projects, including: Organizing a Western Montana chapter of the National Young Farmers Coalition, including outreach to area farmers, coordination with the national office and facilitation of the first chapter meeting; Planning, promoting, facilitating and evaluating the Farmer Field Days, a series of on-farm, production-focused workshops in Western Montana; Working with a range of farmers to collect reports and data from a farm equipment investment project, and completing resource guides for project reports. The summer intern will assist with some of the above. We can offer a $2,000 stipend to a candidate who is able to offer approx 20 hours/week between May and August. To apply, email Dave at this link with your resume and a note on the project(s) you’re most interested, and any additional relevant information not covered in your resume. Open until filled. 

Intern with Garden City Harvest. 

GCH is still looking for interns for their, Community Gardens and Farm to School programs. Deadlines approaching! More details at this link

Summer position announcement from Kevin in Internship Services. Applications are due this Friday.

Students can apply by searching for the Rocky Mountain Front Stewardship Technician position at this link. We also may be able to take a couple late applications if someone is excited about the job and gets in touch with me. 

Community Outreach Instructor, Avon, Colorado.

Organizational Overview - Founded in 1998 with their base in Avon, Colorado, Walking Mountains Science Center’s mission is to awaken a sense of wonder and inspire environmental stewardship and sustainability through natural science education. As part of a dynamic organization, you will join a team of like-minded, spirited colleagues who are passionate about the mission of Walking Mountains and the impact it’s making in the community. For more information, please visit our website here. The Position - This permanent, full-time position works closely with the Community Programs Manager to fulfill the important mission of Walking Mountains Science Center’s community educational programs. This position plays an important role in the Community Programs department through program coordination and fee-for-service program outreach.  

Info session on Americorps & VISTA opportunities, April 10. 

“National Service” (AmeriCorps & VISTA) training on campus regarding summer, full-time, internship, job and career opportunities, especially those who cannot leave Missoula or Montana. There ARE local opportunities! On Tuesday, April 10, 1:00-2:00 pm in DHC 023, experts will cover:

  1.   What is “National Service? AmeriCorps? VISTA?
  2. Summer and full-time positions (possible internship credit)
  3. Application process
  4.   Pay -  and “education awards,” how they can be used … and wait, what? UM matches awards?
  5. Benefits of service: career advancement, academic credit, strengthening resumes for students going into education, healthcare, environmental protection, public service, law, nonprofit, technology, social work – nearly all fields.
  6.   Positive effects of service on academic progress and retention. 

MT Fish Wildlife and Parks is hiring seasonal watercraft inspectors, below are links to job descriptions. 

AIS Watercraft Inspector- Lincoln

AIS-Tiber Inspector

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector- Billings

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector- Fort Peck

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector- Nashua

Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspector- Tongue River

AIS Watercraft Inspector- Canyon Ferry Reservoir

AIS Watercraft Inspector- Dillon

Jobs with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (links below).

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Funding 

Graduate Research Fellowship Awards for conservation research, apply by April 30.

Society for Conservation Biology values graduate student research that advances the science and practice of conserving Earth's biodiversity. SCB calls for applications for the SCB Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards (GSRF). SCB will grant ten $1,000 research awards to support travel, materials or equipment for graduate student members to help conduct field research in conservation science. You must be a member to be eligible. Deadline for applications is Monday, 30 April 2018. Visit the SCB Student Awards page to learn more about the GSRF and to download the application form. Questions? E-mail Awards Committee Chair Carolyn Lundquist

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Housing  

The Foodshed is Seeking New Home-mates!

Spring is coming! Time to plant onions, build chicken coops, start beehives, and spend afternoons in the dirt! If you’d like to live in a household where you can start any one of these projects, or realize other sustainability-oriented dreams, ask about living at the Foodshed! The Foodshed is a house located a few blocks from campus where community is built through sharing meals and skills to become more self-sufficient. For over two years, students and alumni have shared this space, creating a sustainable, nourishing living situation. We have THREE rooms opening this May and would love to hear from anyone passionate about this idea! Contact Missoula Foodshed to get more information!

First year EVST grad students looking to rent a four or a five bedroom for their second year.

Looking to move in mid or end of August, keep us in mind if you are moving out and might have a spot for us! Please email Laura Speck with information.

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Miscellaneous - Resources 

WHAT: The Missoula Old Time Social WHEN: April 12-14, 2018 WHERE: Downtown Missoula –

Montgomery Distillery, the Top Hat Lounge, the Downtown Dance Collective, the Loft, and the Governor’s Ballroom at the Florence Building. DETAILS: The Missoula Old Time Social is a three-day celebration of old-time music and dance in Downtown Missoula. Activities include:

Thursday, April 12 - Open Old Time Jam hosted by Lake Missoula Old Time Montgomery Distillery - 6:00-8:00 p.m., Free Admission.

Friday, April 13 - Family Friendly Concert featuring Balled in Burlap and the Misty Mountain Pony Club - The Top Hat Lounge. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Free Admission

Saturday, April 14 - Workshops for Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Clogging, Fiddling for Kids, Yodeling, Harmony Singing, and Square Dance Calling. The Downtown Dance Collective and the Loft of Missoula. 12:00-5:00 p.m., Free Admission

Community Square Dance and Cakewalk featuring live music by Misty Mountain Pony Club, Missoula Winders, and The Beet Tops.

The Governor’s Ballroom at the Florence Building, 7:00-11:00 p.m., $5.00 Admission

To find a detailed schedule of events and learn more about the Missoula Old Time Social, visit the website here. COST: Open Jam, Concert, and Workshops are FREE admission and open to everyone. The Community Square Dance and Cakewalk is $5.00 admission. 

Used Outdoor Gear Sale, Sat, April 14 at UM, open to the public. 

A collection of images showing how the US looked before the EPA.

For those who need a reminder (or were not yet born), here are some pictures to show you what the US looked like before the EPA (& many environmental laws). Not all the pictures are about pollution, but most are. How the United States looked before the EPA (IMAGES)

MUD Spring Llama Poo Sale.

The manure is a mix of llama & alpaca poo sourced from Safe Haven Llama Sanctuary in Corvallis, MT. Manure can be purchased starting April 1 and sales run while supplies last. Come by MUD Project’s site at 1527 Wyoming Street during our Tool Library hours, which are Monday & Friday 4-7pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10-4pm, or to the MUD Earth Day Celebration on April 22 from 12-4pm, to purchase llama manure. Available for $15 per bag and 5-6 gallon buckets for $10. The proceeds of the fundraiser go directly to support two local non-profits: Missoula Urban Demonstration Project and Safe Haven Llama Sanctuary. The Llama Poo Sale utilizes a local waste product as a nutrient-rich input for Missoula-area farmers and gardeners while supporting regional nonprofits. 

Slammin' POETry for Change, April 15.

Impassioned poets present original works on current issues -- Poetry that Matters! Poets contact Rita aka Radska via text message 406.544.9026 for open slot sign-ups. WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, April 15, 6-8 pm, Imagine Nation.               

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This Newsline prepared by Laura Zanolli. Please send any comments to the Editor

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