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Each spring the City of Montrose sponsors and coordinates a full schedule of Earth Week activities. A different theme is highlighted each year to raise awareness about how each member of the community can help preserve a healthy environment for themselves and future generations. The theme for 2015 is Connect the Drops. In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the 2016 theme will be Protecting Our Land, Landscapes, and Heritage.

Earth Week Activities


Here are a few of the events that will be featured during Earth Week. Details about each event will be provided as they become available.

Earth Week Festival


Date - April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location - Riverbottom Park
View festival flyer

Annual Spring Cleanup
Dates - Friday, April 24, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Location - San Juan Ave. across from Sunshine Peaks
Contact - (970) 240-1480

National Mayor's Water Challenge


Learn about ways you can protect this precious resource and help Montrose compete with cities across the U.S to see who can be the most "water-wise."

Crevice Garden Construction


Workshop about using water wisely and using xeric practices with native plants.
Date - April 25 at 1 p.m.
Location - Montrose Botanic Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Dr.


Children's Book Display


Montrose Library District Children’s Room

Arbor Day Tree Planting


Tree City USA plantings at area elementary schools wit the help of CSU master gardeners.
Details to be announced.

Earth Week Grocery Bags


Earth Week inspired grocery bags decorated by local school kids at area grocery stores.
Dates - All week

Earth Week Coloring Contest


Pre-K – 1st Grade: Western Painted Turtle
2nd-5th Grade: Humpback Chub

LiveWell Montrose Olathe Open House


Date - April 22, 2 to 5 p.m.
Location - 238 South Second Street, Montrose
Contact - (970) 249-0704

Farmers' Market


Date - April 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location - City Hall Annex, 433 South First Street
Contact - (970) 209-8463

Video Screenings at Downtown Visitor Center


Dates - All week

Other Related Events



Black Canyon National Park Fee Free Weekend
Dates - April 18 and 19
Contact - (970) 249-1914 x429

Junior Ranger Day


Junior Rangers help to preserve and protect national parks. They learn about nature and history, have fun exploring the parks, and tell their friends, families and schoolmates about their adventures. Junior Rangers continue to protect the environment at home and school.
Dates - Year-Round, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location - Black Canyon National Park
Contact - (970) 249-1914 x429

Learn More about Your Public Lands


Public Lands Center, 2465 S. Townsend Avenue
April 20 to 24, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact - (970) 240-5300

Free Day at the Montrose County Landfill


Date - Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact - (970) 249-8078

Alpine Bank Community Shred Event


Limit of five boxes per person.
Date - April 18, 8 to 11 a.m.
Location - Alpine Bank - both branches (2770 Alpine Dr. and 1440 East Main St.)
Contact - (970) 254-2732