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Environmental Studies Program
Jeannette Rankin Hall 106A
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-4320
Tel: (406) 243-6273
Fax: (406) 243-6090

Earth Week April 2014 

Refresh often for updates; More info, contact: Vick Watson 406-243-5153

Printer friendly version.   Some events outside Missoula here.  UM MAP

April 19 (Sat) EARTH SERVICE DAY (times may change, check back for updates)  UM MAP

     9am to 2pm -MT Sentinel M Trail work & prairie restoration. Plant, weed, fence. Meet at trainhead or hike up to workers.

             Bring work gloves & water. RSVP if you want lunch to

     10am to noon--Clark Fork Coalition River clean up, (BBQ noon-2pm) - Pick up trash along the Clark Fork.

             Team leaders meet at Caras Park between 9am & 10 am to get supplies for your group. Contact

     1 pm to 3pm--Recycle Relay-- Sort recyclables at UM Recycling Shed. Back of UM Facility Services (Physical Plant)

             NE corner of campus, between stadium & MT Sentinel.    MAP. contact -

     10am to 5pm -- FreeCycles Service Day (732 S 1st W)  --tune up bikes for community. Info at or 880-6834

     2 to 5pm -- Stencil storm drains at UM (to prevent dumping down drains). Contact

     Noon to 4:30pm --DIG DAY -- turn lawns into food gardens. Meet in Kiwanis Park at noon.


Ecopentathletes bike from event to event working about an hour at each. Need water, work gloves, helmet & bike (UM students can borrow bikes from UM). Prizes for those who complete the day & one lucky person will win a bike. Meet at 9 am on Kim Williams Trail by Van Buren footbridge. Will be done about 5pm. RSVP: email or call 243-5153.

Additional Events:  9am Superfund Run in Bonner

    4pm -- Disney’s ‘Bears’ Movie at Carmike 12 (3640 Mullan Rd). Door prizes and bear experts.

    7:30-11pm-- EARTH SERVICE DAY DANCE-- Union Hall, 208 E. Main, upstairs. Easy country dance (taught & called); no experience or partner needed. Live music. $9 (Earth Service Day workers & kids under 15 free). Missoula Folklore Society

April 21 (Mon) noon -- Careers in Sustainable Food Systems Panel (UM’s UC Commons)

     Noon--Documentary “I Am”,UM’s UC Theater, UM Sustainability.  Trailer here.

     4-6pm -- TEDX Sustainable Food Talks Viewing Party (UM’s UC Theater)


April 22 (Tues) EARTH DAY

     10-11am -- Home-Grown Mushroom Workshop (UMD Garden, south side of Lommasson Center)

     11-1:30 -- Earth Day Omelet Bar (UM Food Zoo in Lommasson Center)

     11am-3pm -- SUSTAINAGANZA in UC Ballroom & Atrium, UM Oval & Library Mall  (set up at 10am)

        Tabling & demos & giveaways: Bikes, recycling, music, dancing, cake, awards, report cards.

     3-4pm --Reinvest MT gathering, UM Oval; 3-5pm-Composting Van Painting Party (UM LommassonCenter parking lot).

     10am-5pm--Free Cycles Service Day (732 S 1st W) -- fix community bikes., 541-7284,

     11am to 3pm -- Help with bird migration study at MPG Ranch (also on 24th). Contact to participate


April 23 (Wed)-- 11-2pm: Bike Blender Smoothies, UM Oval; 5-7 pm: Compost Van Painting (UM Lommasson parking lot).

     6-8:30pm--Camas hosts "Prairie Songs," a free reading event celebrating nature writing in Western Montana. Local writers share stories of beauty, loss, and joy that define our relationships with the places we love. Missoula's Top Hat Lounge.


April 24 (Thur) Food Preservation, noon, UC Atrium; UMD Garden Tour 3-4pm; Bike Blender Smoothies, 2-5pm,UM Oval


April 25 (Fri) 10am-4pm Farmers Market in UM Corner Store; 12:30-1:30pm, Attracting Native Pollinators, UMD Garden

       3-6 pm UM FLAT 5th Annual Earth Week BBQ (633 5th St. East, by UM)For a mere $3-5 suggested donation -- great local food, live music, fab silent auction. Check out this sustainable living/ learning center where students & the community collaborate on projects like permaculture garden, solar power, energy conservation, chicken ranching, worm composting!


April 25 & 26 -- Stream restoration work for volunteers on Doran Creek in the Bitteroot. Contact <>


April 26 (Sat) MORE UM Recycling work -- catching up after Earth Week -- 1-3pm

   10am-3pm -- Student Cooking Competition, (using local food), UM’s UC Commons

   1pm -- Day of Climate Action in Missoula -- meet at the XXXs North end of North Higgins

   2 to 5pm -- Stencil storm drains at UM (to prevent dumping down drains). Contact

   11am to 3pm -- Make fences wildlife friendly at MPG Ranch.   Contact to participate

   10am-2pm --Drug Take Back Day(Southgate Mall). Info:

         All medications accepted with exception of pressurized canisters, sharps, and chemotherapy meds.

    9am-1:30 pm -- Giant garage sale at UM . Details here.

    9am - Noon--Stewardship Day at Teller Wildlife Refuge. help with wildlife habitat enhancement.

            Contact or call 406-961-3507.

April 27 (Sun) Raised Beds and Hoop Houses Workshop,  Caras Park, 9AM-Noon


     Noon -- 5 pm Celebrate the Earth. Local food/drink, art, live music, kids activities, Sustainability Fair of green businesses & community groups. Bring your own cup, eating tools to reduce waste. To volunteer, sponsor, or exhibit, Contact MUD 721-7513 or email or see


See also UM Dining Services Earth Week activities at

Above events are mostly in Missoula. More events around west Montana at

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