The Conservation Calendar of Montana is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/Reload often. Email event notices here. Times given are Mountain Time. Links are in bold italics.

APRIL IS EARTH MONTH — Earthrise by Poet Amanda Gorman

  Smiling Earth video here.  …  Inspiring Earth video here. 

Now until April 28 — 2021 MT Legislature in session. Info here. ..Calendar here.MEIC’s info on the legislature here.  See also: How to Democracy. .  

April Thursdays — MEIC updates on environmental bills at 5pm. Zoom Link Here. 

Now to April 25 — Walk Through Time exhibit on UM Oval. 90 beautiful art panels show Earth’s birth and evolution of life. The exhibit can also be seen online here.

Now to May 1 — Gallatin Valley Earth Day events. online talks, films, & in-person tours & runs on climate action, zero waste, wildlife conservation, regenerative ag and more. 

April 17(Sat) — 29th Annual Run for the Trees in Missoula (benefits Trees for Missoula). starts 9:30 am. Register by April 15 & pick up packets by April 16.  Info/Register here. 

April 17 —Guided tour and hike at Milltown State ParkShuttle from UM. 10am-1pmDetails here. 

April 17 — Stream monitoring training by Watershed Education Network.on Missoula’s Rattlesnake Creek.  11am -2pm.  Info & Register here. another training on 5/4

April 17 — Build your own Little Free Pantry at this MUD workshop. Noon – 3pm in Missoula. Info/tickets here. 

April 17- 22 — Clark Fork River Cleanup — here’s how to join the effort led by the Clark Fork Coalition. 

April 17-25 — Earth Week Nature Care — Cleanup Sleven’s Island near Ft Missoula. As part of the 30×30 Campaign,  Sierra MT will host a cleanup at Sleven’s Island & support groups working to clean other areas as well. More info & sign up here. 

April 17-April 25 — Walk Through Time exhibit on UM Oval. 90 beautiful art panels show Earth’s birth and evolution of life. The exhibit can also be seen online here.

April 17-May 15 –International Wildlife Film Festival  will be a hybrid event with online screenings & outdoor screenings around Missoula (Caras Park, Ogren Park). 

April 18 (Sun) — Help plant native trees & shrubs along the Bitterroot River. 10 am – 3pm (or any part of that time).  Get more Info & RSVP by emailing Bitter Root Water Forum.  

April 18 — Help put the garden in Garden City (Missoula). Join 1000 New Gardens as they help Missoulians install food gardens. Bring mask, water bottle, work gloves. Meet at noon on UM Oval (will walk/bike to gardens). Work about 3-4 hours. More info & RSVP:  email 1000NewGardens. 

April  19 — UM Retiree Association highway clean up day. Details will be on UMRA website. 

April 20 (Tues) — Mosey with a Naturalist through Missoula’s Greenough Park. 5-7pm. Enjoy nature in spring, learn & share your knowledgeInfo/Register here. 

April 20 — Grizzly Recovery in Montana. Author/reporter Rob Chaney shares thoughts on grizzly management and current legislative action. Online at 6:30 pm. Info/register. 

April 20-22 — Global Earth summits — Youth, Education, Restore the Earth. Free online.

22 (Thurs)– Earth Day’s 51st birthday. Tabling on the UM Oval, 11am – 1pm 

April 22 — Help plant native trees along the Clark Fork River at Milltown State Park. Meet at the Overlook at 1 pm. We’ll hike 2 miles to the planting site. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring water & work gloves. RSVP & info by calling 406-542-5531 or emailing Jess .

April 22 — Help plant native trees & shrubs along the Bitterroot River. 10 am – 3pm (or any part of that time).  Get more Info & RSVP by emailing Bitter Root Water Forum. 

April 22 — Clearwater Resource Council Earth Day celebration, 4-6pm, outside the Bison & Bear Center ( 3166 MT HWY 83, Seeley Lake), homemade chili, pollinator plant seeds, kids activities. For more info: crc.watshd.coord@crcmt.org or 443) 5454786. 

April 22 — Spring Cleaning at MUD & Home Resource , 1527 Wyoming, Msl. 4-7pm. BYO gloves.

April 22 — Joint Celebration of UM Wildlife Biology’s 85th birthday & International Wildlife Film Festival’s  44th birthday . 8-10 pm. A short wildlife film (15 minutes) will be continually replayed on the side of the Forestry building on the UM campus. The community is invited to come watch while practicing social distancing. 

April 22-May 15 — GnomeFest in Missoula Valley. A scavenger hunt/litter pick-up. Clean up litter while you search for over 1000 little items hidden around Missoula. More info here.

April 23  (Friday ) — Part of a monthly webinar series: JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in conservation science.  1pm. Offered by Rocky Mountains CESU. Info & how to attend here

April 24 (Sat) — Garden Planter Build Day. with Seedlings 4 Solidarity. at MUD, 1527 Wyoming, Missoula. Morning & afternoon slots available. Info & sign up here. 

April 26 –Free online screening of Gather  hosted by Western Native Voice & WORCRegister here.  Watch film at 6pm; Q&A with director at 7:15 pm. 

April 28 (Wed)— – Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  “Compost and Organic Waste”. Panelists: Happy Trash Can and City of Bozeman

April 28 — Women Bike Missoula group ride. 5:30 pm. Starts where Milwaukee Trail meets Bitterroot Trail.  More info here. 

April 29 — Bad Rock Canyon Tour with Flathead Lakers. Learn why it is critical to protect this land on the Flathead River. 5:30 pm. More info & RSVP, email Constanza. Note: more tours on May 1

May is Bike Month!

Saturdays — Farmers Markets are back & outside. Yee Haw!  Clark Fork Market ….

Now to May 15 –– International Wildlife Film Festival  will be a hybrid event with online screenings & outdoor screenings around Missoula. 

Now to May 15 — GnomeFest in Missoula Valley. A scavenger hunt/litter pick-up. Clean up litter while you search for over 1000 little items hidden around Missoula. More info here.

May 1 (Sat)–  Bad Rock Canyon Tour with Flathead Lakers. Learn why it is critical to protect this land on the Flathead River. Tours at 10am, 12:30 pm and 3pm. More info & RSVP, email Constanza.

May 2 (Sun) — Soil Health Workshop at MUD in Missoula. 10am to noon.Info/signup.

May 2– Free bedding plants for your food garden. Pick up plants from noon to 2pm at UM FLAT (633 S. St E, near UM). To protect your community, practice distancing & wear mask. Supplies limited. 

May  3-5 –Montana Stormwater Conference in Missoula. Info here. Theme: Resilience — Building Sustainable Communities. POSTPONED to May 2-4, 2022 !

May 4 (Tues) — Stream monitoring training offered by Watershed Education Network.on Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula.  5-7pm.  Info & Register here

May 4 & 6 — Training for volunteers helping with Missoula’s Bike & Pedestrian Count (which will be on May 8 & 11) . May 4 at noon & May 6 at 2 pm. Info/sign up here.

May 8 & 11 — Missoula’s Bike & Pedestrian Count. May 8, noon to 2pm; May 11 4pm to 6pm. Info/sign up here to volunteer. This count helps Missoula better serve bikers & walkers. 

May 10-14 — American Fisheries Society Western Division annual meeting (online)    Info/register here… workshops, symposia, plenary topics here

May 12 — Upper Columbia Conservation Commission meets online. All welcome.

May 15 (Sat) – Celebrate Conservation Lands with 5 Valleys Land Trust. visit some beautiful sites during the day, and join in the evening FUNdraiser. Info here. 

May 15 —MayDay! Gardens event at Homestead Organics Farm, Hamilton, 7pm. Get some free plants for your garden and some info about gardening. 

May 18-20.  Innovative Solutions for Evolving Restoration Science — hosted by MT Natural Resource Damage Program working to restore the upper Clark Fork River. RESCHEDULED TO 2022 –but monthly webinars addressing restoration of the upper Clark Fork can be accessed here. 

May 21 — Celebrate Bike Month by pulling weeds along the Bitterroot Bike Trail in Missoula. 7:30-9:30 am. Meet at the shelter near S. 6th St. W. and Ronan St.  For more info, email Karen of Trees for Missoula. 

May 26 (Wed) — Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work — part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  Zero Waste Businesses

May 31-June 6 — Mountain Film Festival will be online. Info here.

 

 

May 31-June 6 — Mountain Film Festival will be online. Info here.

June 12 (Sat) — Help remove old fences on Lavalle Creek to protect wildlife. near Missoula. 7:30 am- 4 pm. Lunch provided by Backcountry Hunters & Anglers. Info & RSVP here.

June 30 (Wed) –Beyond Recycling  — Making  Zero Waste Work– part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register forZero Waste Innovators

July 18 — Windermere SUP Cupa stand-up paddle board competition on the Clark Fork River at Missoula. Benefits Missoula Food Bank & Watershed Education Network. Info here.

July 19-21 — American Water Resources Association’s annual conference online. All welcome. 

Aug 23-27 — World Water Week will be online 

Sept 27-30 — Transboundary Cooperation conference hosted by North American Invasive Species Management Association & Montana Invasive Species Council.  Missoula, MT. Info here. 

Sept 29 (Wed) — Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work — part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  Zero Waste Community Action.

Oct 6-8 — Montana Chapter of American Water Resources Association annual meeting. Info here.

Oct 27 (Wed) — Beyond Recycling — Making  Zero Waste Work — part of a monthly webinar series. at Noon on Zoom. Info/Register for:  Where do we go from here?

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