Connect to western Montana: 2019 Events Calendar

Looking to get involved with conservation in western Montana this season? From presentations to ski days, and from seminars to our annual Banquet, there are so many ways to connect to the lands you love. These listings will be periodically updated.

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Mount Dean Stone Update and Volunteer Season Kickoff Pint Night

When: Tuesday, April 16th, 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Big Sky Brewing Company, 5417 Trumpeter Way, Missoula (view map)

Help us kick off the field season by joining Five Valleys and and MTB Missoula for a Mount Dean Stone spring update and volunteer season kickoff pint night at Big Sky Brewing Company. Sip a delicious while you learn about the trail building and stewardship opportunities 2019 has in store on Mount Dean Stone and across western Montana - including pouring beer at summer concerts! Thank you, Big Sky Brewing Company, for hosting us!

Earth Day Volunteer Workday at Rock Creek

When: Saturday, April 20th, 9:00am - 2:00pm

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property (view map)

Celebrate Earth Day with a Hands on the Land workday!  Come help us get ready for spring at our Rock Creek Confluence Property. We'll be working with University of Montana students from the Ecosystem Science and Restoration Program to plant shrubs, pull weeds and other spring chores. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 17th to

F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest Award Ceremony

When: Wednesday, April 24th; 6:30pm

Where: Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop, 215 W. Front Street, Missoula

Come celebrate all the 2019 F. Russell Lockner Essay Contest submissions as we announce this year's winners. For more information, contact Lena at


25th Annual Banquet & Auction

When: Saturday, May 11th; 5:30pm

Where: UC Ballroom, University of Montana Campus

Join us for our biggest event of the year! Come mingle with friends and neighbors and help us raise the funds needed to protect more of this extraordinary place. Tickets will go on sale April 1st. More information TBA. For more information contact Lena at


National Trails Day on Mount Dean Stone

When: Sunday, June 2nd; Times TBA

Where: Mount Dean Stone

Come celebrate our trails and the Mount Dean Stone project. More information to come. Stay tuned!

Big Sky Brewing Company Summer Concerts: Brad Paisley

When: Friday, June 14th; 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheatre

Enjoy great music and great beer in support of conservation! Through our partnership with Big Sky Brewing Company and Knitting Factory Entertainment, our volunteers will be pouring beer and selling drink tickets at the show, and in exchange Five Valleys will receive a portion of the beer sales proceeds. Want to join in on the fun? Sign up to receive our Volunteer Opportunities emails and we'll keep you posted about the Brad Paisley concert and other ways to get involved. For more information contact Lena at


5th Annual Revive & Thrive 

When: Sunday, July 14th; Times TBA

Where: TBA, Blackfoot Valley

Join us and our partners at The Nature Conservancy for a workday and celebration in the Blackfoot Valley.

Header photo by Mira Remien


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