Earth Day Celebration

 Join us for our 7th annual celebration on April 18th, 2015

9:00am-12:30pm

Projects on the agenda this year include:

  • Building the New Shepard Nature Space area!

    Nature Play Space Design

    Nature Play Space Design

  • naturalist-led trash pick-up hikes
  • fun outdoor games for all ages
  • face-painting

As usual, we’ll conclude with a free BBQ lunch for all our volunteers at noon.

Please bring water bottles, work gloves, and a smile!

Event takes place rain or shine.

No need to register in advance.

Thank you to Lucky’s Market, Wheat Montana and American water for supporting the BBQ lunch and drink!

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of the Montana Audubon Center Earth Day Celebration

Two young volunteers carry a tree enclosure to protect from beaver damage.

Two young volunteers carry a tree enclosure to protect from beaver damage.

The Montana Audubon Center began celebrating Earth Day in April of 2008 with a land restoration work party. Forty volunteers spent the morning weeding the nursery, planting shrubs and trees, and picking up trash on the grounds. The hard work was followed by a free BBQ lunch, birding hikes, and canoe rides on the ponds. Since our land restoration season kicks off in April, Earth Day became a great way to celebrate spring, get people outside, and start the season with a bang. From its modest beginnings with 40 dedicated volunteers, the annual celebration has blossomed and now draws over 150 people to the Center each spring.

 

 


 

Earth Day Celebration Sponsors and Partners, 2009 – 2015

American Water

Bridger Plant Materials Center
Buchanan Capital, LLC
Phillips 66

Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education grant program
Global Youth Service Day
Good Earth Market
Great Bear Restoration
Headwaters Floating Islands, LLC
Kohl’s of Billings
Lowe’s

Lucky’s Market
Montana Conservation Corps
Stella’s Kitchen and Bakery
TogetherGreen, an alliance between Toyota and National Audubon Society

Wheat Montana

Wild Birds Unlimited

Yellowstone River Parks Association

Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring this event.