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2018 EARTH DAY in MONTANA CALENDAR

Thank you to all the community organizers for holding these great events for Earth Week 2018. Please forward along photos to the email address in the left-hand navigation.

April 14, 2018
Missoula Parks & Rec is sponsoring the Run for the Trees fundraiser, Silver Park, 700 Craig Lane, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A 5K and 10K is planned.

April 20, 2018
Sustainability Now (SNow) will host a special celebration on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman on Friday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.mto advocate for both local and global issues. This event provides an opportunity for other sustainability and outdoor clubs on the MSU campus to raise awareness of efforts and to attract prospective members. This event will include snacks, prizes, activities, and music by The Wind Drifters. For more information, contact SNow by email.

Also in Bozeman at the MSU campus on Friday, April 20 will be events sponsored by the Recycling Program and will include a trash sorting demonstration as well as training in composting with bins of compost in various stages of bio breakdown. Contact Logun Norris, MSU Recycling Coordinator for more information, or call: 406-994-6871

April 21, 2018
The Red Lodge Parks Board is hosting a parks cleanup day on Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to join the effort.  Meet at the Skate Park at Villard and 10 Street West. A Block Party follows at the Library parking lot from noon to 3:00 p.m. with music and free food and refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Board and the National Center for Appropriate Technology's Energy Corps AmeriCorps program. For more info, call 307-620-1778 or email: energycorps@cityofredlodge.com

Montana Audubon's 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Billings. An early morning bird walk opens the day's activities at 7:00 a.m. with restoration work and fun starting at 9:00 at the 54-acre outdoor classroom. A day of volunteerism at the Center, 7026 S. Billings Blvd. Bring water, work gloves, and the whole family. More info: http://bit.ly/2p3R9PH 

Flathead Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 at the Whitefish High School. A free community festival with lots of hands-on activities. The theme this year is: Grow It, Fix It, Save It, and Live It. Expect live music and lots of vendors. More Info.

The annual Clark Fork River Cleanup, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Sponsored by the Clark Fork Coalition, this cleanup day is the social event of spring as hundreds of volunteers get the job done. Last year almost 700 volunteers recovered two tons of trash and recycled 651 pounds of recyclables. More info: http://bit.ly/2o0uwd8 

The Teller Wildlife Refuge cleanup is Saturday, April 21. The refuge is near Corvallis and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Call 406-961-3507 for info, visit the website, or email: karen@tellerwildlife.org

Join a Guided Hike and Tree Planting at Milltown State Park from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Email for more information: olivia.hollis@mt.gov

The Earth Day Service Dance is free to those who provided help on Saturday, April 21. Go to the Union Club in Missoula, 208 E. Main from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

The Alternative Energy Resource Organization (AERO) is sponsoring Two Days of Volunteering at Helena's Cruse Community Garden, Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00, and at the Waukesha Community Garden on Sunday, April 22. Contact AERO for more information: cwilliamson@aeromt.org

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) FoodCorps service member is planning two days of cleanup and garden prep at Whittier Elementary School in Butte. Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 5;00 p.m. and Sunday, April 22 from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more info, call 406-491-2642 or email courtney.nucito@foodcorps.org  

The Lake Helena Watershed Group is hosting a family-friendly Earth Day Celebration Litter Clean Up on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Meet at the Chadwick Nursery parking lot (corner of York Road and Custer Avenue). Clean up along York Road for approximately 2-3 hours. Come for as little or as long as you would like. For more info, visit the Lake Helena Watershed Group website, or call 406-457-8891, or email: vstacey@lccountymt.gov

April 22, 2018
The Missoula Urban Demonstration (MUD) Project is once again sponsoring its 12 Annual Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at the MUD site at 1527 Wyoming Street. The theme this year is "Ending Plastic Pollution -- Zero Waste."  Go to the MUD website for more information and updates.

April 28, 2018
The University of Montana Western's Terra Verde Club and the City of Dillon will host a Cleanup and Celebration, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Depot Park in Dillon. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and activities including music, food, and exhibits will run until 3:00 p.m. For more info, call 406-683-1249 or email: dillonearthday@gmail.com

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