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.

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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 30 (Fri) — Upper Clark Fork bird tour  join Clark Fork Coalition & UM Bird Ecology Lab for a day studying birds on this recovering superfund site. 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Info/register here. 

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:   bwsgenea@gmail.com   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 (Thurs) –Clean/Affordable Energy rally in Hamilton. 4-6 pm at 111 S. 4th St. For more info, email livableclimate@gmail.com. Organized by Bitterroot Climate Action Group

Aug 5 —  Native Plant Landscaping for the Birds. 6 pm in Whitefish. Info/RSVP 406-862-4226 or go-native@centerfornativeplants.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 9-13 — Master Naturalist Course offered by MT Natural History Center (info). 

Aug 11-12 — Montana Farm to School Summit, in Helena. 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 (Sat) — Montana Clean Energy Fair in Butte. 9am to 3:30 pm. Info here.

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 15-21 —Sierra Club outing to Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.  Info here.

Aug 15 to Sept 30 — Bike to Barns adventure — Bike to the many small farms around Missoula for fun & food. Info here.

Aug 20  (Fri) — Ecosystem Restoration webinar series— 3rd Fridays, 10 – 11 am. Topics hereSign up herePast webinars archived here.   Features UM professor Cara Nelson speaking on the UN’s Decade Plan.

Aug 21 (Sat) — Home Resource Fixit Clinic — get help fixing tools, making clothes, etc.  Info & registration here. For more info, email Cassidy.

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:  bwsgenea@gmail.com   549-5632 

Aug 23-27 — World Water Week will be online.

Aug 25 (Wed) — Flathead Basin Commission meets online. to participate, contact cassidy.bender@mt.gov

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..

Now to Sept 30 — Bike to Barns adventure — bike to the many small farms around Missoula for fun & food. Info here.

Sept 8 (Wed) — Flathead Basin Commission’s fall meeting, will be in-person at KwaTaqNuk in Polson. For more info, contact cassidy.bender@mt.gov

Sept 10 (Fri) — Celebrate MUD’s 40th Anniversary at the Garden Party — music/dance, food, friends. Info hereMUD = 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 15-17 — MT Watershed Coordination Council’s Watershed Tour along the Rocky Mountain Front. Info here.

Sept 18 (Sat) —Spontaneous Construction — Missoula’s festival of creative reuse, hosted by Home Resource. Info here.

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 20-24 — Western Regional Panel for Aquatic Invasive Species meeting, virtual
meeting

Sept 25 (Sat) — Clean Energy Expo in Missoula’s Caras ParkInfo 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.  

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 7-9 — WildFest Wild Montana’s annual celebration of wildlands. HelenaInfo here.

Oct 13 — Upper Columbia Conservation Commission (UC3) Fall Meeting: Trout Creek,
MT. More info
, contact cassidy.bender@mt.gov

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?.

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

Coming soon…

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