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Starting April 1, Missoulians can expect to see new splashes of color going up at the Mountain Line Downtown Transfer Center (DTC), as artist Stella Nall gets to work on a full-scale mural outside the South entrance celebrating public transportation, sustainability and environmental stewardship. The mural, titled “Climate Conscious Creatures Wheel Towards a Sustainable Future,” combines Nall’s whimsical style and cultural heritage with Mountain Line’s commitments to a sustainable future. “I use a lot of symbolism in my work. Some of it is drawn from tradition, and some I develop to speak to my own experiences,” said Nall, a 23-year-old descendant of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Tribe. “I was initially drawn to this opportunity because I’m very passionate about sustainability and how we can make conscious steps toward maintaining a healthier balance with the earth.”
Where: Mountain Line Downtown Transfer Center 200 W Pine St Missoula, MT
When: Apr 1st, 2021 at
Have you heard of “little free pantries”? They are the same as the little free libraries scattered around town, but for food! The concept is the same as well – take what you like. Donate what you can. At MUD, we like creative iterations of libraries. We also like food sovereignty. That’s why on April 17th we will be offering a Little Free Pantry Workshop in collaboration with Home Resource. Participants can build their own little free pantry to help support food equity in our community.
Where: Missoula Urban Demonstration Project 1527 Wyoming St Missoula, MT
When: Apr 17th, 2021 at 12:00 PM
The 2021 Clark Fork Cleanup is a go! We still need to take health precautions, however, so this year will be a DIY cleanup, running over several days: from Saturday, April 17 through Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day), and featuring LOTS of community connection online!
Where: Clark Fork Coalition Missoula, MT
When: Apr 17th, 2021 at
Enjoy the day off by getting out and exploring Missoula's vast and amazing open space system! On this FREE trip we will explore Milltown State Park. The site of a federal Superfund dam removal and river restoration project, Milltown State Park features nearly 635 acres of terrain and several miles of river frontage. It is a small but diverse landscape, ranging from restored river bottoms and mature cottonwood stands to a pine forested bluff above the confluence and dramatic rock cliffs over the Blackfoot River. This guided tour and hike will explore the history of the site while providing scenic views. - All recreation shuttles start and end at the Music Building on Main Campus. - Participants must wear masks at all times while in enclosed and partially-enclosed spaces and when six feet of distance can't be maintained outdoors. - Participants are encouraged to prepare for adverse weather conditions and potentially muddy or icy trails. - Please reach out if any accommodations are needed. Location: Shuttle starts and ends at the Music Building on Main Campus 4.2.21: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM 4.17.21: 10AM-1:30 PM
Where: University of Montana - Music Building 32 Campus Dr Missoula, MT
When: Apr 17th, 2021 at 12:30 PM
Join 1000 New Gardens as they help Missoulians install food gardens. Bring mask, water bottle, work gloves. Meet at noon on UM Oval (will walk/bike to gardens). Work about 3-4 hours. More info & RSVP: 1000NewGardens@gmail.com
Where: Missoula, MT
When: Apr 18th, 2021 at
Join your fellow grizzlies for a mellow afternoon bike ride, led by our knowledgeable ASUM Transportation staff. Learn about safe commuter networks, greenways, and other cool bike features in the Garden City. Bring your bike or borrow one of our cruisers. On this ride we will be exploring Missoula's most popular commuter corridor: The Milwaukee Trail! We will ride to Orchard Gardens, passing through the new Russell Street tunnel. Participants will learn about the Milwaukee Trail, which follows historic railways from Seattle to Chicago, and discuss future improvements. - All bike rides are FREE and depart from the Bike Garage, located directly North of the UM Police Department building and behind Parking Lot T. Call (406)531-8418 with questions. - Group size will be limited to 12 with up to 3 guests permitted. - All trips are weather dependent.
Where: University of Montana - Bike Garage 32 Campus Dr Missoula, MT
When: Apr 19th, 2021 at 04:00 PM
Meet at the Overlook at 1 pm. We’ll hike 2 miles to the planting site. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring water & work gloves
Where: Milltown State Park Overlook 1353 Deer Creek Road Missoula, MT
When: Apr 22nd, 2021 at
Missoula let's celebrate Earth Day and build community with Neighborhood Cleanups on Saturday, April 24th! Please reach out to your neighbors and your Neighborhood Leadership Team to build a Cleanup Crew to organize your event, recruit volunteers, and get your neighborhood ready for summer!
Where: Missoula Neighborhoods Missoula, MT
When: Apr 24th, 2021 at
Strap on your helmet and lace up your shoes. National Bike to School Day is May 5, 2021, and registration is now open! To encourage participation regardless of where learning is happening, registration will be open to families, neighborhoods and schools this year. If you’re looking for inspiration for ways to celebrate during the pandemic, check out this list of event ideas created specifically for 2021 and the Bike to School Day 2020 annual report. Bike to School Day allows participants to celebrate the joy of active commuting while building a sense of community and school spirit. The event also brings attention to the importance of creating safe routes to school. More than 60 percent of past Walk and Bike to School Day organizers said their events led to policy or environmental changes in their communities. While May 5 is this year’s official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedule
Where: Missoula Schools Missoula, MT
When: May 5th, 2021 at
Starting April 1, Missoulians can expect to see new splashes of color going up at the Mountain Line Downtown Transfer Center (DTC), as artist Stella Nall gets to work on a full-scale mural outside the South entrance celebrating public transportation, sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Where: Mountain Line Downtown Transfer Cetner 200 W Pine St Missoula, MT
When: May 7th, 2021 at