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9/24 Moving Planet Missoula and National Public Lands Day

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Another great opportunity for Missoulians to get outside and advocate for change...  save the date... chose your event... bring your friends and family...

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Moving Planet Missoula and National Public Lands Day - Saturday, September 24th

Moving Planet Day is a worldwide event to encourage communities to move beyond fossil fuels and advocate for solutions to our climate crisis.  This day is inspired by the folks at 350.org and follows the great success of last fall’s 10.10.10 Day of Action.

Let’s put our demand for climate action into motion by promoting alternative transportation, restoring our public lands, and producing local food.

We urge our political leaders to do the same, by supporting policies that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and by joining us on September 24th!

It’s also National Public Lands Day, the largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands in the US.  Healthy, resilient public lands are critical in a changing climate.


It's time to get moving! Service Projects around the Missoula Community:

    Free Cycles, 732 S. 1st Street W., 11 – 2: Build bikes for near and far (from Missoula to Ghana), no experience necessary.
    PEAS Farm, 3010 Duncan Drive, 11 – 2: Harvest & maintain community gardens.
    Greenough Park, Rattlesnake Creek Bridge (south end) or Monroe St. Picnic Shelter, 11 – 1: Plant trees and shrubs, pull weeds and restore riparian areas of this park.
    Tower St. Conservation Area, N. Tower St., Target Range area, 10 – 1:  Trail reconstruction, weed pull, tree planting, trash clean-up.
    M Trail Stewardship (Mount Sentinel), 10 – 2: trail rehab and prairie restoration.


Bring gloves, weeding tools, and shovels if you have them!

WHEN: Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 – 2:00ish

WHERE:  River Market Downtown (by the fish sculptures) to kick off; various sites around Missoula.

Free and open to the public

USE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION if you can.  Bike, run, walk, skateboard!

We’ll have a free bus, courtesy of the Montana Natural History Center, to take volunteers to Tower St. Conservation Area, beginning at 9:45 at Kiwanis Park (east of Holiday Inn).  The bus will make runs ~ every ½ hour.

The Mountain Line bus runs to the PEAS farm (departs transfer station every 1/2 hour; 10:15 – 12:15).

Sponsors and Partners include: Sierra Club, Montana Audubon, Free Cycles, Garden City Harvest, Missoula Parks & Rec.,  Missoula Institute for Sustainable Transportation, UM-CAN, Five Valley’s Audubon, Montana Conservation Voters, UM Society for Ecological Restoration/UM Natural Areas and committed individuals.

More information: mtaudubon.org, www.umt.edu/conservationcalendar; www.moving-planet.org, www.publiclandsday.org.

Or contact Amy Cilimburg at 406-465-1141 or Bob Clark at 549-1142.


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