Newsline June 19, 2017

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Good News Item

  1. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Prestigious Award + $1 Million Investment to Transition Away from Fossil Fuels.   

Around EVST

  1. Former EVST director gets award from Missoula Art Museum!
  2. Legacy of early EVST students still helping EVST and the community today. 
  3. EVST alum hired by Blackfoot Challenge! 
  4. Some thoughts on how EVST works.
  5. Welcome to the World, Jakob Isaiah! 

Featured Events (See the Conservation Calendar for more events)

  1. Public meeting on the Frenchtown pulp mill superfund site, June 20. 

Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Wildlife Friendly fencing work, June 19.
  2. Volunteer opportunities with the Bitterroot Water Forum.
  3. Help a scientist –take a survey on mosquito repellants.

Educational Opportunities

  1. Artist/environmental activist speaks on her art & book, June 20. 
  2. Missoula 17th Annual Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic, June 24.
  3. A Rally against Hate, June 24. 
  4. Lots of watershed events on June 24.
  5. Explore Point-of-rocks trail with Audubon, June 24. 
  6. UM Flathead Lake Biostation’s summer programs. 
  7. Penguin documentary at the Roxy, June 26.
  8. Two-day tour of sustainable farms and farming in Montana’s Golden Triangle, June 29-30.
  9. Understanding a River's 'Thermal Landscape' May Be the Key to Saving It.
  10. Drawdown: A Call to Climate Action for the Restoration Ecology Community!
  11. American Water Resources Association calls for Abstracts for their 2017 Meeting in Helena in Oct (abstracts due July 14).
  12. Webinar on sustainable urban water management, June 20.

Jobs and Internships (Local or summer jobs; for full time jobs around the US, see the envirojobs list serv)

  1. Summer Jobs keeping aquatic invasive species out of Montana.
  2. Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director, apply by June 23.
  3. UM Internships and Career Services will replace the Griz eRecruiting system on June 30.
  4. Summer job in plant ecology in Missoula, apply ASAP!
  5. MT Dept of Natural Resources and Conservation seeks Renewable Resources Grant Manager, apply by July 5.
  6. Clark Fork Coalition seeks Science Director, apply by July 5.
  7. Wild Rockies Field Institute seeks and Administrative Assistant!
  8. CFAC is hiring a VISTA to work on beginning farmer programs.
  9. Impact is hiring Campaign Organizers. 
  10. The Missoula Community School seeks a part-time Assistant Director, with responsibilities focused on Extended Care Programs, Marketing & Communication, and Volunteer Coordination.

Funding

  1. Funding Opportunities.
  2. Funding for school field trips, apply by June 22. 
  3. Big Sky Watershed Corps applications are due July 28.

Housing

  1. Grad student entering the EVST program in the fall and I am looking for roommates.
  2. Incoming EVST grad student looking for roommates.
  3. Room available in Lower Rattlesnake.
  4. DIVORCE YOUR CAR And live in the lower Rattlesnake!
  5. Incoming EVST student looking for 1 or 2-bedroom house.

Miscellaneous - Resources

  1. 3rd Annual Boater's Bash, has been changed to June 29.
  2. Montana inspectors caught 2 boats carrying invasive mussels over Memorial Day weekend.
  3. Bicycle Theater Performance, July 28. 
  4. Get an Energy Corps member for your project.
  5. Fresh Veggies, fruit and Kombucha at the UC.

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Good News Item

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Receives Prestigious Award + $1 Million Investment to Transition Away from Fossil Fuels.   

The Wallace Global Fund awarded a $250,000 prize to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for its unyielding courage in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and its dedication to transitioning to renewable energy. In addition to the $250,000 prize, the tribe will receive up to a $1 million investment from the Wallace Global Fund to support its transition toward fossil fuel independence. Read More Here.  

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Around EVST

Former EVST director gets award from Missoula Art Museum! 

The Missoula Art Museum will celebrate two cultural visionaries, Ron and Nancy Erickson. The Ericksons have generously supported MAM since its inception. Nancy is an internationally renowned textile artist. Ron is past professor and former director of Environmental Studies at UM from 1976 to 1984 and served in the Montana legislature from 1999 to 2013.  The Ericksons’ commitment to community and art is unparalleled. 

Legacy of early EVST students still helping EVST and the community today. 

The Missoula Urban Demonstration (MUD) Project (started by EVST students years ago) is a local nonprofit that teaches urban sustainable living. They also maintain a tool library and truck share program so folks can borrow these rather than buying things they seldom use. MUD loaned tools and truck to the Urban Indian Health Alliance to build new gardens at their site. EVST’er Quentin Means is the UHIA Garden Coordinator. 

EVST alum hired by Blackfoot Challenge! 

Kali Orton has just been hired as the Blackfoot Challenge’s operations manager. Congratulations, Kali! Keep that river running through it! 

Some thoughts on how EVST works.

Neva Hassanein published a thoughtful analysis of how EVST students and faculty work together to understand complex environmental problems and to create positive change to address those problems. See the analysis on the Brainerd Foundation’s web page. The Brainerd Foundation values EVST’s approach and has provided support to our program and students. 

Welcome to the World, Jakob Isaiah! 

EVST grad student Laura Zanolli welcomed her 5th grandchild on June 16 here in Missoula. Jakob and his mother Brianna along with father Patrick are at Community Hospital, and all are doing well. No doubt Jakob will make an excellent field assistant when he gets a bit bigger!

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Featured Events

Public meeting on the Frenchtown pulp mill superfund site, June 20. 

This meeting is hosted by the new Community Advisory Group. EPA and DEQ will present updates on the status of negotiations regarding such topics as the berm investigation, fish and aquatic insect sampling, downstream sediment sampling, groundwater monitoring plans, PCB investigation and removal work plans, and related topics. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 6 pm, Frenchtown Fire Hall, 16875 Marion Street, Frenchtown MT.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Wildlife Friendly fencing work, June 19.

Rory Indreland would appreciate some help extending the wildlife-friendly fence on his Lolo National Forest grazing allotment on Monday, June 19. Let's meet at the Town Pump at the Wye near Evaro Hill at 5:45 pm. We'll work until dusk, then relax and enjoy the area a bit before returning. Back to the Wye by 9:15 to 9:30 pm. We made a lot of difference June 3. This evening's project should allow Rory to meet his annual commitment to build one mile of wildlife-friendly fence a year for five years (three more years to go). If willing to help, contact Bert Lindler or at 396-0567 (cell). 

Volunteer opportunities with the Bitterroot Water Forum.

Get WET! BWF has a new Watershed Enhancement Team, a volunteer group that monitors and maintains restoration projects throughout the Bitterroot Valley. They water plants, maintain fences and browse protectors, take pictures, do plant counts, and more. There is a kickoff meeting June 15 at 3pm at 178 S. 2nd St in Hamilton. If you can’t make that, contact Julia to let her know you're interested in joining but aren't able to make the kickoff. Carpentry - BWF needs to build small, wooden stands to house reusable river clean-up bags. We're open to ideas for the best structure for this job, and do have ideas from other watersheds. If you want to put your handy-skills to work please let Julia know! 

Help a scientist –take a survey on mosquito repellants.

I am a mosquito biologist at New Mexico State University in a Molecular/Vector Laboratory. We are very interested in mosquito repellents and how efficiently they work, but now we want to know what people are using across the world. We are currently working on a collaborative project with a medical anthropologist to determine methods/products people are using to protect themselves from mosquitoes. We would be extremely grateful if you could help distribute our survey. We are aiming for about 10,000 replies from around the world. The survey is extremely short (about 5 minutes) and participants will have the opportunity to participate in the drawing for eight $50 and two $100 gift cards. Please share this linkEmily Moore, New Mexico State University, Work: 575-646-2140.

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Educational Opportunities

Artist/environmental activist speaks on her art & book, June 20. 

Lucy Lippard is an internationally known writer, art critic, activist, and curator. Missoula Art Museum invited Lippard to Missoula to discuss her most recent book, Undermining: A Wild Ride through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West. The book is available in the MAM bookstore, UM Bookstore, and Fact & Fiction. (MAM is also hosting a free book discussion on Undermining on June 14 at 6 PM). WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, June 20, 7pm at the Public House, 130 E Broadway, Missoula. Free for MAM members and students, $5 suggested donation for the general public. For more information, call 406-728-0447. 

Missoula 17th Annual Women’s Fly Fishing Clinic, June 24.

Benefiting the Montana Natural History Center’s Summer Outdoor Discovery Scholarship Fund! WHERE/WHEN: June 24 at the Frenchtown Pond; Cost $150 per person (also entered to win a Sage GRACE fly rod outfit)! More information and registration found here

A Rally against Hate, June 24. 

EVST alums Antonio Morsette and Christine Kaufman (MT Human Rights Network) invite EVST’ers to join them at a Rally against Hate. The rally will stand against some offensive photos on display in a local bar. Read more. WHEN/WHERE:  Saturday, June 24 at 6pm at 1101 Strand Ave, Missoula. For more information, contact Antonio at (406)945-0069. 

Lots of watershed events on June 24.

Lake Helena Watershed Group’s Watershed-Wetland Day and Run/Walk for Water Festival. The event celebrates Helena's watershed, wetlands, and those working to protect and maintain them! The day starts at 8 am with a 10-mile run or 5k run/walk at the Tenmile Water Treatment Plant, and followed by a celebration at Spring Meadow Resources with be live music, free food and beer, and educational tables. To learn more or register for the run, click here or contact V Stacey. Madison River Foundation’s "Catch the Hatch" Fundraiser and Celebration at the Jumping Horse Barn in Jeffers, Montana. The event is catered and includes door prizes, live and silent auctions, and live music. Benefits the Foundation’s important work on the Madison River. For more details or to buy a ticket, click here or contact by emailGreater Gallatin Watershed Council’s Stream Team training at the Gallatin County Court House followed by an afternoon at Bogert Park. Lunch provided. For more info, click here or contact Leah Bellus at 406-582-3167. The Swan Lakers will be inspecting watercraft this summer to prevent the introduction of Aquatic Invasive Species AIS into Swan Lake. They will hold a training course at the Swan Lake Community Hall in the village of Swan Lake, where volunteers will be trained in what to look for, how to find it, and what to do if AIS are detected. For more info, email or call 406-837-4511.  

Explore Point-of-rocks trail with Audubon, June 24. 

On Saturday, June 24 Five Valleys Audubon will walk the Point-of-Rocks historic trail near Alberton on a half-day field trip. Canyon Wrens are a target species. Meet at 7:45 a.m. in the northwest corner of UM’s Adams Center parking lot. The Point-of-rocks corridor is a historic district including portions of the historic Mullan Road and Milwaukee Road railroad. For more information contact Larry at 549-5632. 

UM Flathead Lake Biostation’s summer programs. 

  • June 26, Monday 10am: Dr. Jim Elser, BioStation Director, "Phosphorus, Food and Our Future"
  • July 3, Monday 10am at Bio Station: Chad Johnson, Arizona State, "Black Widows: the behavior, ecology and evolution"
  • July 19, Wednesday 3:30-6pm from Lakeside, MT: Bio Station Research Cruise on the Far West
  • July 26, Wednesday 4pm at West Shore Community Library in Lakeside, MT: Invasive Mussels Presentation
  • August 2, Wednesday 1-5pm at Bio Station: Open House  

Penguin documentary at the Roxy, June 26.

The Penguin Counters is an award-winning documentary about a group of scientists who spent 3 decades monitoring penguin populations in Antarctica. Prior to the show, at 6pm, there will be a presentation by John Carlson one of the field researchers who was involved with the count. WHEN/WHERE: The Roxy, June 26, 6pm, Carlson presentation, 7pm film (lasts 1 hour, 7 minutes). 

Two-day tour of sustainable farms and farming in Montana’s Golden Triangle, June 29-30.

Meet the folks Liz Carlisle introduced you to in the award-winning Lentil Underground and learn about their unique practices, day to day lives, and more about how and why Montana farmers are choosing sustainable methods.This tour is for readers, eaters, and anyone interested in learning more about where their food comes from, the faces behind the farms, and how to support the local food movement in Montana. Vans are provided, and space is limited. Please bring a bagged lunch for Thursday, and camping gear. Thursday evening meal will be provided, but donations or contributions are appreciated to help offset culinary costs! Register here. 

Understanding a River's 'Thermal Landscape' May Be the Key to Saving It.

In the June 15 edition of RESTORE, the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Monthly Newsletter, The USDA Forest Service released a new study that uses sensor technology to survey a river's "thermal landscape." It is believed that this data will provide new insights on human effects on river networks. The breakdown of temperatures will be key in restoration projects (via Phys.org). See link to RESTORE here

Drawdown: A Call to Climate Action for the Restoration Ecology Community!

In the June 14 edition of SER News, and interesting article. Are there technologies, strategies, and approaches that can be deployed now that would reverse our catastrophic path toward irreversible climate change? The fact is, we don't hear enough about these solutions. The enormous contribution of Drawdown is to make us fully aware that reversing anthropogenic climate change is entirely achievable if we put our minds and resources to it. 

American Water Resources Association calls for Abstracts for their 2017 Meeting in Helena in Oct (abstracts due July 14).

The AWRA meeting will be held October 19-20 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 hereAbstracts are due no later than Friday, July 14. 

Webinar on sustainable urban water management, June 20.

This American Planning Association webinar will provide a brief overview of One Water management and discuss research efforts underway in the water/wastewater community to help communities move toward One Water. Topics include improving coordination between water managers and urban planners; incorporating non-potable onsite treatment into building design; Register Online here: One Water: Coordination Efforts for Sustainable Communities. WHEN: June 20th, 3:30-4:30 MDT. 

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Jobs and Internships

Summer Jobs keeping aquatic invasive species out of Montana.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks still has openings for seasonal employees to help run Aquatic Invasive Species decontamination and inspection stations at Fort Peck, Culbertson, Wibaux and Tongue River. Applicants must be 18 or older and must possess a valid driver’s license and clean record. The wage is $13.02 per hour. To apply or receive more information, contact Zach Crete at 406-444-5383 or Landon Holte at 406-230-1746. 

Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director, apply by June 23.

Western Watersheds Project seeks an Idaho Director to continue and expand WWP’s campaign to protect and restore public lands and wildlife in Idaho and parts of Oregon and Nevada, with an emphasis on livestock grazing and related environmental problems. More information can be found here

UM Internships and Career Services will replace the Griz eRecruiting system on June 30.

Learn more about Internships hereLearn more about Career Services here. To enroll in Handshake, on June 30, 2017 Download your resume(s), cover letter(s), and other relevant documents from the old Griz eRecruiting system. After June 30, 2017, your documents will not be available/retrievable. On July 1, 2017 the current system, Griz eRecruiting goes offline and Handshake goes live! Find jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, research and work-study positions in the new system. If you need support or have any questions please contact: Alexandria Harris, student jobs, Career Services in EL 154, Phone 406-243-2239 or Andrea Rhoades, internships, Academic Enrichment in DHC 002, Phone 406-243-2815. 

Summer job in plant ecology in Missoula, apply ASAP!

Work Schedule:  Mon-Fri. 7 or 8 a.m. to 3:30 or 4:30 p.m. Hours per Week: 40 Wage/Salary/Other Compensation: $480-600 per week, depending on experience. Employment Start Date:  6/19/17 (or ASAP). Employment End Date: 8/19/17
Transportation to field sites provided. Job Description: Field work doing plant community sampling to evaluate establishment of seeded native species, noxious weed control, non-target plant response, biological control insect populations, some data entry. You would be working with a small crew of other students/recent grads. Qualifications: Interest in applied ecology for restoration and maintenance of natural systems. Must be able to work in inclement weather. Application Instructions: email resume and unofficial transcript to Peter Rice, after June 16. You can also call 540-2921. 

MT Dept of Natural Resources and Conservation seeks Renewable Resources Grant Manager, apply by July 5.

Description & application link here. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: This position oversees management of renewable resource grants for the Conservation and Resource Development Division (CARDD). The person in this position performs a variety of specialized, complex, and technical analysis and administrative duties. Because DNRC’s goal with every grant is to facilitate project success, this employee must have the flexibility to respond to emerging issues and be prepared for a variety of grant management-related assignments depending upon the situation and the needs of the program. Individual judgment is regularly required to determine between alternatives, to identify and interpret applicable requirements, and to apply the most appropriate response to individual circumstances. 

Clark Fork Coalition seeks Science Director, apply by July 5.

The Science Director provides overall scientific leadership for the Clark Fork Coalition. The ideal candidate has expertise in water quality, water quantity, and overall watershed health, and is adept at providing technical and scientific analysis to shape CFC’s policy positions, education initiatives, and restoration activities. The Science Director must be able to communicate science to diverse audiences, represent CFC on scientific panels, technical committees, and advisory groups, oversee scientific monitoring and research functions, and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, scientists, agencies, education institutions, and conservation partners to advance CFC’s mission. Finally, the Science Director must be able to advise the Executive Director on the watershed health impacts of proposed projects, policies, and resource management activities in the Clark Fork River basin, and serve as CFC’s spokesperson on advocacy campaigns. As part of a small, high-impact team, the Science Director plays a significant role in helping CFC fulfill its mission of protecting and restoring the Clark Fork basin. Full job description found at Science Director job description

Wild Rockies Field Institute seeks and Administrative Assistant!

The Wild Rockies Field Institute offers field courses for college students who study conservation and rural development issues in the Rocky Mountain West. We’re seeking an Administrative Assistant to work with WRFI staff on a variety of tasks necessary to maintain and further our mission. We’re looking for candidates with excellent communication, computer, and organizational skills. Responsibilities include assisting with: general administration (email and phone communications, database management, application processing, etc.), recruiting and outreach, alumni relations, program support, and other projects commensurate with the Administrative Assistant’s interests and skills. Compensation and commitment: 10-20 hours/week with flexible scheduling for $10/hour. Six-month minimum commitment. To apply: send your available start date, cover letter, resume, and the contact information for two references to Keri McWilliams. Position open until filled. 

CFAC is hiring a VISTA to work on beginning farmer programs.

The VISTA will work on building capacity in our beginning farmer programs. This is an exciting opportunity to work with organizations around the state to support beginning farmers and ranchers by improving financial literacy, workforce training, and capacity building. The project provides services to limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and veteran populations. The position will start on July 24th and we hope to complete the hiring process by July 7th. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are recommended. Click here for more information and application instructions! 

Impact is hiring Campaign Organizers. 

Impact was created by leading advocacy organizations like Environment America, U.S. PIRG and the PIRG Campus Action project. We build the grassroots action and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. By joining Impact, you’re making a commitment to spend the next year working in key states advocating full time for our environment, our democracy and our future. Currently, there is a major campaign on climate action. You’ll train with other new and experienced staff from across the country to learn how to make your impact on the issues, our campaigns, our strategies and the tactics you’ll be using throughout the year. Then, you’ll put those skills to use in the field. MORE INFO HERE.
Pay & Benefits: Target annual compensation is $26,000 in the first year. Impact offers a competitive benefits package and a training program and opportunities for advancement. Apply: Apply online here. Impact is part of The Public Interest Network, a group of organizations that share a vision of a better future, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to making positive change. Visit We are Impact here for things you should know about our network when you apply.  

The Missoula Community School seeks a part-time Assistant Director, with responsibilities focused on Extended Care Programs, Marketing & Communication, and Volunteer Coordination.

The position is a 20 hour/week commitment, with some flexibility on hours scheduled. Pay is $12-15/hour, DOE. MCS is a mindfulness-based, community-oriented preschool for children aged 3-6. The Assistant Director (AD) will assist the Executive Director in leading the school to be successful in its mission of progressive preschool education.  The AD will grow and develop MCS Extended Care programs, including Before Care, After Care, Summer Care, and Interim Care.  The AD will assist in maintaining high quality and consistency across all programs, assisting in management of and providing support for teachers, complying with and maintaining required records in compliance with state licensing and the STARS to Quality program, and assisting with curriculum design and professional development for staff in accordance with the mission of MCS. The AD will assist in marketing and communication by building and maintaining the MCS email database through Constant Contact, and by designing and distributing a bi-monthly e-newsletter to the MCS community. There is also some room for innovation to develop marketing and communication strategies. As the volunteer coordinator, the AD will work to recruit, communicate with, and coordinate parent volunteers to maximize their involvement with the school, and the success of school events and projects. The AD will be an active part of a supportive and reflective environment, and will work to carry out strategies and goals established by and with the Executive Director. She/He will also help as needed with general office work. She/He is a passionate, community-oriented leader, willing to be committed to the mission and high standards of the Missoula Community School. Minimum Requirements: Some management and administrative experience preferred. College degree in related field (early childhood education, etc.) preferred but not required. To apply, please turn in a resume, including 3 reference contacts, and two letters of recommendation to this email link. or 239 Sth 5th W. St, Missoula, MT, 59801. Questions can be addressed to the Executive Director Kristal Burns at 406-542-2833.

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Funding

Funding Opportunities.

Funding for school field trips, apply by June 22. 

If you work with a school or a nonprofit that works with schools to take school kids on field trips, check this out. Thanks to donations to the Glacier National Park Conservancy, travel grants are available for 4th grade (ages 9-10) children for this summer to visit federal and state public lands in Montana! The goal of this program is to have an ongoing, yearly commitment to bring fourth graders to their public lands and waters so that all children will have the opportunity to build a connection by the time they are 12 years old. The grants are $300 for schools or organizations traveling 51 miles or greater (one-way) to their field trip destination. The grants are $200 for schools or organizations traveling 50 or less miles (one-way) to their field trip destination. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the available funding is depleted or June 22, 2017. APPLY HERE. 

Big Sky Watershed Corps applications are due July 28.

The Big Sky Watershed Corps program is accepting host site applications for 2018. Big Sky Watershed Corps is an awesome program that places young professionals in Montana watershed communities where they make a measurable difference in local conservation efforts. Members work to improve watershed health and increase understanding and local engagement in water quality, drought, invasive species, and other natural resource issues. Members undertake a variety of projects including project implementation, watershed education and outreach, volunteer generation, and organizational capacity building. This program has benefited watershed groups, conservation districts, water quality districts, non-profits, and other organizations around the state, while also growing the field of young conservation leaders in Montana. Many past members have been hired by their host sites, become watershed coordinators in other watersheds, or have gone on to work for state and federal agencies across Montana. If you have been volunteering with a watershed group, you could urge them to apply to be a host site.  Host sites provide $10,000 while the government agency partners provide about $16,000. To learn more about MT host sites and members serving, click here. If you have any questions about the program or the application, please contact JillTo view the 2018 application, click here.

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Housing

Grad student entering the EVST program in the fall and I am looking for roommates.

Hello, I’m a new EVST Grad student and I am looking for roommates (preferably female grad students) to room with. I am hoping to start a lease in mid-August with an apartment close to campus and would like to spend under $450/mo. Please contact Meghan if interested

Incoming EVST grad student looking for roommates.

Looking for a place around mid-July. That is when I will be moving out to Missoula from the East Coast to work on PEAS farm until school begins. I want a place within walking distance to school and close to downtown. My price range is ideally no more than $450 a month but I am flexible. I love to go hiking/camping, see live music and to cook. I'm looking for like-minded people to share a fun social home with, but that also respect quiet time and very busy schedules. Email or text me if you are interested! Email Dara or call 516-578-0708. 

Room available in Lower Rattlesnake.

We are looking for a third roommate to sublet for the summer in a lovely and fun home located on Missoula Avenue. The home has three bedrooms, awesome windows looking out into the Bugbee Nature Preserve, a sweet kitchen, a fenced backyard with a shed for storage, and great vibes. It also has a washer and dryer, a sun-drenched back porch, a grill, and a weed patch that could be a garden! Right now, we consist of a lovely lady who is a recent EVST post grad, a current EVST grad student (she is vacating her room for the summer), and an awesome 20-something dude who loves being outside and fly fishing! Rent is $440 per month plus utilities (around $40). Move-in date is sometime around May 15th to the 20th (but we're flexible). Email Lauren for pictures and more details! 

DIVORCE YOUR CAR And live in the lower Rattlesnake!

Basement apartment in quiet house 4 blocks from campus, 1 block from Mt. Jumbo Trailhead. Available June 1 or late May. Includes: 2 rooms, plus kitchen, bathroom, fenced yard, storage, W/D, private entrance, internet, some utilities paid. $560/month. Prefer quiet, responsible older/grad student. Contact at (406) 396-4940, or email at fightingbull63@gmail.com

Incoming EVST student looking for 1 or 2-bedroom house.

Looking for a 1-2 bedroom house a reasonable bike commute away from campus. We are mellow, respectful mountain folk with a great rental and owner history. Please Contact Sophia Cinnamon

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Miscellaneous - Resources

3rd Annual Boater's Bash, HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 29.  

Join American RiversBackcountry Hunters & Anglers and the Clark Fork Coalition, for the 3rd Annual Missoula Boaters Bash. This year will be another epic block party on Pine Street to celebrate Montana's free-flowing rivers and the lifestyle they provide. WHEN: Thur. 6/29, 5-9pm. More info at 3rd Annual Boater's Bash.  

Montana inspectors caught 2 boats carrying invasive mussels over Memorial Day weekend.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks said in a news release Friday that one boat encrusted in adult mussels stopped at an inspection station in Wibaux on May 26. Another, also encrusted with adult mussels, was stopped after it bypassed a boat inspection station near Hardin the next day. Full article here

Bicycle Theater Performance, July 28. 

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. 

Get an Energy Corps member for your project.

If you work with a group doing energy projects, consider this. NCAT is accepting applications from groups interested in promoting clean energy and energy efficiencies through our Energy Corps program.  We offer the services of motivated sustainability professionals to help with projects involving hands-on energy assistance & outreach, and community energy planning and organizing. Visit us here to view the application guidelines. Host sites for Energy Corps members can be non-profits, state & tribal agencies, local governments, schools, colleges, faith-based organizations, and similar groups. Energy Corps members are AmeriCorps members selected through a national application process. These members have a college degree in a relevant field, and typically have workplace and community service experience. Projects can include hands-on energy efficiency such as weatherization and alternative energy assistance; educating individuals, youth and community groups about proactively saving energy and money in their homes; and organizing communities to develop and implement strategic energy plans. Info on current projects found here. Email Emily Caponi, Energy Corps program coordinator, or call at 406-494-4572 to your organization’s needs and your project.  

Fresh Veggies, fruit and Kombucha at the UC.

Grizzly Green Market is located in the UC Food Court for the summer every Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00pm. In addition to fresh fruit and veggies (local when in season), the market offers Kombucha all summer, with flavors like Apricot, Mint, Lavender and Hibiscus.

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

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