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Summer Fun with Five Valleys

Looking to be involved this summer? From celebrations to pouring beer at concerts, and from bird banding to Hands on the Land volunteer days, there's something for everyone. The listings below will be updated throughout the summer.

April

Hands on the Land Workday: Buckhouse Bridge river access clean up

When: Saturday, April 28th; 9:00am-2:00pm

Where: Buckhouse Bridge river access, Missoula

Help us cleanup and restore access to the Bitterroot River during this volunteer workday. Lunch will be provided. Learn more and RSVP here.

May

Hands on the Land Workday: Mount Dean Stone - Inez Trail building

When: Saturday, May 5th; 9:00am-1:00pm

Where: The new Inez Trailhead site, Miller Creek

Join us for a trail building workday! We'll be blazing new trails on the backside of Mount Dean Stone. For information email Ryan at ryan@fvlt.org.

Five Valleys 24th Annual Banquet and Auction

When: Saturday, May 19th; 5:30pm-9:30pm

Where: UC Ballroom, University of Montana Campus

Help celebrate 46 incredible years of protecting the lands you love at our largest annual fundraiser. You won't want to miss it! More information here.

June

Barmeyer Loop Trail Grand Opening and National Trails Day

When:  Sunday, June 3rd, times TBA

Where: The new Barmeyer Loop Trailhead in Pattee Canyon

Mark your calendars for this one! Come help us and our project partners celebrate the first new trail on Mount Dean Stone. More information here.

Five Valleys Audubon Society Field Trip:  The Line Ranch Easement

When: Sunday, June 17th; 7:50am - 5:00pm

Where: The Line Ranch Easement

Join our friends from the Five Valleys Audubon Society as they go birding on the Line Ranch Easement in Missoula's South HIlls.  More info here.

Hands on the Land Workday: Griffith-Fee Easement Weed Pull

When: Saturday, June 30th; 9:00am-2:00pm

Where: The Griffith-Fee conservation easement, Alberton

Help us reduce noxious weeds right on the Clark Fork River. A delicious BBQ lunch will be provided by the landowner. For information email Ryan at ryan@fvlt.org

Bird Banding at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: TBA; 7:00am and 9:00am

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help University of Montana researchers identify, band and record bird specimens. All ages welcome! 

July

4th Annual Revive & Thrive 

When: Sunday, July 15th; Times TBA

Where: TBA

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

Five Valleys Audubon Society Field Trip:  Primm Meadow

When: Sunday, July 14th; 7:50am - 5:00pm

Where: Primm Meadow

Join our friends from the Five Valleys Audubon Society as they go birding in Primm Meadow in the Blackfoot Valley.  More info here.

Bird Banding at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: TBA; 7:00am and 9:00am

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help University of Montana researchers identify, band and record bird specimens. All ages welcome!

Independent volunteer workdays at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: Summer-long, independent volunteer hours

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help us keep our newly-planted shrubs thriving by assisting with water them. If you're interested, email jenny@fvlt.org.

August

Big Sky Brewing Company Summer Concerts:  Travelers' Rest Festival

When: Saturday, August 4th and Sunday, August 5th; 11:00am - 11:00pm (two shifts per day)

Where:  Big Sky Brewing Co. Amphitheatre

Join us for great music and great beer supporting conservation at Big Sky Brewing Company and Knitting Factory Entertainment's Summer Concert Series. In exchange for pouring beer and selling drink tickets we received a portion of the proceeds! Learn more here. If you’re interested, please email FVLTvolunteer@gmail.com.

Bird Banding at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: TBA; 7:00am and 9:00am

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help University of Montana researchers identify, band and record bird specimens. All ages welcome!

Independent volunteer workdays at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: Summer-long, independent volunteer hours

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help us keep our newly-planted shrubs thriving by assisting with water them. If you're interested, email jenny@fvlt.org.

September

Big Sky Brewing Company Summer Concerts: Luke Bryan

When: September 19th; times TBA

Where:  Big Sky Brewing Co. Amphitheatre

Join us for great music and great beer supporting conservation at Big Sky Brewing Company and Knitting Factory Entertainment's Summer Concert Series. In exchange for pouring beer and selling drink tickets we received a portion of the proceeds! Learn more here. If you’re interested, please email FVLTvolunteer@gmail.com.

National Public Lands Day Trail Building

When:  Saturday, September 29th; times TBA

Where: TBA

Celebrate and support your public lands by volunteering during this fun workday. More details to TBA.

Independent volunteer workdays at the Rock Creek Confluence Property

When: Summer-long, independent volunteer hours

Where: Five Valleys' Rock Creek Confluence Property

Help us keep our newly-planted shrubs thriving by assisting with water them. If you're interested, email jenny@fvlt.org.

Header photo by LJ Dawson

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