The MT Conservation Calendar is maintained in partnership with the University of Montana Environmental Studies program. Updated daily. REFRESH/RELOAD often. Times are Mountain Time. Links to more info are in bold blue italics. Scan ahead to check for RSVPs, deadlines & rescheduling. All events open to the public. NOTE: Click here for other community calendars. 

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July 2024

Now thru Oct — Great Burn Conservation Alliance volunteer stewardship projects . List here.   Conservation Camping at its Coolest.

July — Secchi Dip-In — Help monitor water clarity in Flathead Lake. Info here

July Sundays, 4-4:30pm – Grounding – MTPR program examines: How to remain grounded amidst growing climate anxiety?

July 19 (Fri)– Comments due on proposed rule change on monitoring/reporting rules for groundwater drinking water sources that use ultraviolet treatment.  Comments may be submitted at DEQMAR17-442@mt.gov

July 20 (Sat) — Poker Paddle FUNdraiser for Flathead Lakers, Polson. 8:30am-1pm.

July 20 — Don’t Toss It — Fix It ! — Home Resource’s Fixit Clinics show you how. 11am-2pm in Missoula. Info/register here. 

July 22 (Mon)– Missoula’s Osprey secrets!      9-10:30 am

July 22 — Plastic People: The Hidden Crisis of Microplastics, a groundbreaking film that delves into the connection between microplastic pollution and human health. 5:30 pm, Missoula Public Library 4th floor.

July 23 (Tues) — Open House on Missoula Future Growth Scenarios — 4-7 pm at Missoula Public Library 4th floor.

July 23 –Birding at Missoula’a Kelly Island, 8:30-10 am

July 24 (Wed) — Soil Science for Farmers (free workshop on managing soil fertility). 6-8pm. Lalonde Ranch, Missoula. Info/Register here. 

July 24 & 31 — Missoula Seed Library volunteers package seeds from noon-2pm at Garden City Harvest, River Road.

July 25 (Thur) — Home Resource offers tours of the new Household Chemical Disposal facility. 1-2 pm, 1515 Wyoming, Msla. Questions: <kelli@homeresource.org>

July 25 – Glacier National Park Weed Blitz (West Glacier). Join fellow citizens in removing invasive plants from priority sites in GNP.  Bring muscles, water, gloves. Lunch provided. RSVP by July 11 at glac_citizen_science@nps.gov or 406-888- 7986.

July 26-29 — Wild Rockies Field Institute celebrates 30 years ! in Missoula.  Info/RSVP. Hikes, Floats, BBQ, memories and the latest reports of student projects.

July 27 (Sat) — Gardening Workshop —Bees and Bouquets – 10am-noon,  Missoula

July 27 — Volunteer Weed Pull at Flathead Lake West Shore state park.   at 17768 US-93, Lakeside, 9am-2pm. Please call Ranger Station (406-837-3041) to register so we have enough snacks, water, tools and parking spaces. A beautiful place & a cool lake to dip in when you need to cool off.

July 27 – Badger Two-Medicine Community Weed Pull (East Glacier). 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Learn about impacts of weeds from local experts and cultural leaders  while preserving this beautiful place. Lunch provided. All ages welcome. Registration  required at https://www.glaciertwomedicine.org/events/community-weed-pull/.

July 27 — Composting/Organic Fertilizer Workshop. noon-2pm, Soil Cycle, Msla. Info/Register.

July 31 (Wed) — Help Watershed Education Network take middle schoolers to sample Rattlesnake Creek in Missoula. Info & sign up here. 

July 31 – MEIC Summer Social in Bozeman, 6:30-8:30 pm at Beal Park Pavilion (415 N Black Ave). Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

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August 2024

Aug 1 — Earth Overshoot Day-the day in the year when humans have used up nature’s sustainable budget (earth interest) for the year, and we start liquidating Earth principle.

Aug 2 (Fri) — Flathead Lake Biostation Open House. Info here   (scroll down at that site).

Aug 2-3 — Wild Montana’s Wildlands Festival, Big Sky, MT

August 4– Immerse yourself in the Ft Missoula Native Plant Garden, 3-5pm.

Aug 4-10 — National Farmers Market Week. Check out Abundant Montana’s Farmers Market Guide

Aug 6-11 — Help Home Resource GREEN the MT state fair in Missoula.  Help with composting & recycling. Info here. 

Aug 7 (Wed) – Summer Soiree FUNdraiser for Flathead Lakers. Polson, 5:30-9pm.

Aug 7 (Wed) — Rosalyn LaPier speaks on TEK traditional ecological knowledge at UM Native American Center at 6pm.  Dr. LaPier is an environmental historian, ethnobotanist, award winning writer & member of MT’s Blackfeet Tribe and Metis.

Aug 10 (Sat) — Flathead Waters Clean Up. 9am to 3pm followed by after party 4-8pm.  More info, contact <lakers@flatheadlakers.org>

Aug 10 — Bitterroot River Clean Up <–info/signup here.

Aug 12 (Mon)  — Farmland tours — for farmers seeking land & landowners who want to sell or lease to farmers. 6:30-8pm. Register here.  More info:  <Britta@cfacmontana.org>.

Aug 15 (Thurs) — PEAS Farm Party in Missoula, 5:30-9pm.  Info/tickets.

Aug 15  — presentation abstracts due for the Annual Conference of MT Chapter of American Water Resources Association.  Whitefish (Oct 9-11). Theme: Climate Change, Wildland Fire, and their impacts on Montana’s water resources. Oral abstracts due Aug 15; poster abstracts due Aug 30.   submit abstracts here   (note may show the old deadlines which were extended).

Aug 16-Sept 22 — Bike to Barns — Explore local farms and flavors on a self-guided bike tour of Missoula’s farming neighborhoods. Includes route map, farm stand offers, Scavenger Hunt, & meal voucher. Benefit for Community Food & Ag Coalition.

Aug 17-18 — Montana Herbal Festival , Exploration Center, Missoula Fairgrounds

Aug 18 (Sun) — Community BBQ/FUNdraiser in Great Falls with Missouri River Open Lands. 4-7 pm. RSVP to missouririveropenlands@gmail.com

Aug 21 (Wed) – MEIC Summer Social  in Helena, 6:30-8:30 pm at Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

Aug 21 — Don’t Toss It — Fix It ! — Home Resource’s Fixit Clinics show you how. 11am-2pm in Missoula. Info/register here.

Aug 22 (Thur) — Land to Hand MT’s annual Farm Dinner supports their food access & education programs. Info/reservations.

Aug 24 (Sat) — Montana Clean Energy Fair, Billings. MT Renewable Energy Association 

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September 2024

Sept 5-7 — Free Press Fest at UM — promoting civic engagement.

Sept 6 (Fri) — Clearwater Clarity: Understanding & Safeguarding Our Water Resources. hosted by Clearwater Resource Council. at Double Arrow Lodge near Seeley Lake.  Time TBD. Speakers on water quality standards, aquatic invasive species, problems with septic systems and more.

Sept 6-8 — Household Hazardous Waste Collection days in Missoula- offered by Missoula Water Quality District. Year-round collection facility coming soon. check back for details.

Sept 7-14 — Billings Climate Week, includes Ride for their Lives on sept 14. check back for info.

Sept 12 (Thur) — Walking audit for bike-ped safety on Reserve St, Missoula. 4-5 pm. Info here.

Sept 13-15 — Wilderness Watch Celebration of the 60th anniversary o the Wilderness Act. at Wilderness Gateway Campground on the banks of the Lochsa River by the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. speakers, discussion, music, food.  Check back for more info.

Sept 14 (Sat) —Spontaneous Construction — Teams repurpose materials they find at Home Resource into useful/beautiful items. Admire their creativity while enjoying music, local food, & activities for all ages.  Info & team registration here.

Sept 14-15 — Youth Leadership Intensive Training offered by Common Good Missoula. Register & learn more here

Sept 15 (Sun) — Sunday Streets in Missoula, noon-4pm. University District.

Sept 18  (Wed) – MEIC Summer Social in Missoula, 6:30-8:30 pm at Silver Park Shelter. Pie and ice cream provided. RSVP to Julie at 406-443-2520 or jwintersteen@meic.org

Sept 18-20 — Watershed Tour in the Sun River Watershed led by MT Watershed Coordination Council

Sept 27 (Fri) — UM’s Environmental Law Group hosts a continuing legal education event at UM Law School. Followed by Biomes, Blues & Brews fundraiser at Freecycles. check back for details.

Sept 28 (Sat) — Missoula’s annual Climate & Clean Energy Expo.   10am-2pm in Caras Park

Sept 29- Oct 6 — 2nd annual Climate Solutions Week in Missoula

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October 2024

Oct 5 (Sat) — Fall Gathering at Moon-Randolph Homestead, Missoula.

Oct 5 — MT Conservation Voters’ Annual Gala in Livingston (5-8pm).  more info.

Oct 4-6 — Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) 50th year anniversary & Expo. Billings.

Oct 6 (Sun) — Missoula Climate Protector Bike Ride. 9am-4pm.

Oct 9-11 — Annual Conference of MT Chapter of American Water Resources Association.  Grouse Mountain Lodge, Whitefish. Theme: Climate Change, Wildland Fire, and their impacts on Montana’s water resources. Abstract deadlines extended: Oral abstracts due Aug 15; poster abstracts due Aug 30.   submit abstracts here   (note may show the old deadlines).

October 10 (Thurs) — Native Plants Year Round.  Aimee Kelly of  Great Bear Native Plants will discuss native garden care including plant selections for specific pollinators and fall interest. 7 p.m at Stevensville Library (tentative).

Oct 17-18 — Rocky Mountain Wildfire Smoke Symposium. at UM’s University Center ballroom & via zoom. Info mphtc@umontana.edu

Oct 25 — MT Natural History Center’s Fall Banquet/Auction.  5-9 pm in UM’s University Center Ballroom

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November 2024

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December 2024

Dec 10-12 — Montana Organic Association’s Annual Conference. Great Falls Convention Center.

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January 2025

Jan 24 — Climate Advocacy Day in the state capitol rotunda. Speakers, panels, art.  For more info, contact <winonarachel@livableclimate.org>

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February 2025

Feb 11-14 — Annual meeting of Montana Chapter of American Fisheries Society. Bozeman Best Western GranTree hotel. Check back for details.

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