The MT Conservation Calendar is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. Refresh/reload often. Times given are Mountain Time. Links are in bold italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVP deadlines. All events are open to the public. Email event notices here.
Saturdays —Farmers Markets are listed here.
Now to Aug 31 — Volunteer at Glacier National Park Plant Nursery, 9 am – 3 pm. Planting, weeding, helping with research. To help, call 406-888-7835.
July 29 — Earth Overshoot Day for 2021 — the day that humanity uses up resources produced that year (Earth Interest) — and starts using up Earth Principal (the inheritance of future generations).
July 31 – Five Valleys Audubon leads an All day trip to Deer Lodge on the Clark Fork to look for shorebirds.
Meet at 7am in NW corner of UM Adams Center parking lot. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 549-5632
July 31 — Help remove invasive water lilies from Seeley Lake (info here). noon-4pm.
July 31-Aug 7 —Sierra Club outing to Glacier National Park. Info here..
Now to Aug 31 — Volunteer at Glacier National Park Plant Nursery, 9 am – 3 pm. Planting, weeding, helping with research. To help, call 406-888-7835..
Aug 1 — Online meeting of farmers to discuss how to adapt to climate change. Organized by western MT farmers. 7-8:30 pm. Info here.
Aug 2 — Grant Creek bugs visit the Highlander in Missoula, thanks to the Watershed Education Network. There will also be a farmers market, 5-8pm. Info here.
Aug 2-8 — MT Watercraft Inspector Appreciation Week –– give them a smile & wave — and stop for inspection if you are pulling watercraft.
Aug 3 or 5 — Tour the Bird Friendly Garden at Story Mill Community Park (Bozeman). 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Can also tour nearby food forest and Story Mill Nature Preserve. For info & to register for one of the two dates, email Beth.
Aug 5 — Native Plant Landscaping for the Birds. 6 pm in Whitefish. Info/RSVP 406-862-4226 or email@example.com
Aug 5 — Citizen Advisory Group for the Pulpmill Superfund cleanup near Frenchtown will meet in-person at Frenchtown Fire Station at 6pm. All welcome. Agenda: Update on the damage assessment process.
Aug 7 (Sat) — Wildflowers of the MT-ID border (Hoodoo Pass). 8:30 am – 5 pm. Carpool from Missoula. Info & sign up, email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Peter Lesica.
Aug 7 — Star gazing at UM’s Blue Mountain Observatory. 10 pm.
Aug 8 — Sunday Streets comes to Franklin to the Fort Neighborhood, Msla. 1 mile of street closed to motor vehicles & open to people-powered transportation, music, food, fun. Noon – 3pm. Volunteers needed. Info Here.
Aug 13 (Fri) –– Run for the Bitterroot River (info/signup) — benefits the river.
Aug 14 (Sat) — Bitterroot River Cleanup (info/signup) . benefits the river obviously.
Aug 14 — Missoula Works Yard Sale Fundraiser — reduce waste while supporting a good cause. 9am – 2pm at 2205 34th St, Msl. Drop donations at same site, M-F, 10-4 until Aug 12. For info, call 406-926-3400.
Aug 15-19 — Pacific Northwest Economic Summit, Big Sky MT, includes invasive species meeting on Aug 17.
Aug 20 (Fri) — Ecosystem Restoration webinar series— 3rd Fridays, 10 – 11 am. Topics here. Sign up here. Past webinars archived here. Features UM professor Cara Nelson speaking on the UN’s Decade Plan.
Aug 22 (Sun) – Five Valleys Audubon leads an All day trip to Freezout Lake or Canyon Ferry Reservoir to look for shorebirds. Meet at 7am in NW corner of UM Adams Center parking lot. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org 549-5632
Aug 23-27 — World Water Week will be online.
Aug 26 (Thurs) –– Fundraising Dinner for MT Conservation Voters (info here). Ticket deadline Aug 20.
Aug 29- Sept 4 —Sierra Club outing to Glacier National Park. Info here..
Sept 8 (Wed) — Flathead Basin Commission’s fall meeting, will be in-person at KwaTaqNuk in Polson. For more info, contact email@example.com
Sept 10 (Fri) — Celebrate MUD’s 40th Anniversary at the Garden Party — music/dance, food, friends. Info here. MUD = Missoula Urban Demo project
Sept 11 (Sat) — Field Identification of Sagebrush species. (South of Dillon). To attend this native plant hike,email MT Native Plant Society trip leader Rich Prodgers.
Sept 11 — Star gazing at UM’s Blue Mountain Observatory. 9 pm.
Sept 18 — Montana Natural History Center’s annual banquet & auction. 5-9 pm at Missoula’s baseball stadium on the river. Friends, food, and the fun of bidding on art, travel, & handmade crafts — in support of nature education.
Sept 25 (Sat) — Clean Energy Expo in Missoula’s Caras Park. Info here.
Sept 25, Mission Mountain Area Pedal to Plate, St. Ignatius – enjoy a 30 mile scenic bike tour that celebrates local farms and local food! Info and registration here
Sept 26 (Sun) — Rattlesnake Creek Watershed Group re-launch party, Ten Spoon Winery, Missoula. Check back for details.
Nov 4: Flowering Rush: Phenology, Genetic Variability and Management virtual conference; US Army Corps of Engineers
Nov 12: Invasive
Watermilfoil Management, virtual conference, US Army Corps