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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
View Spring Cleanup flyer

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." To participate, visit the MyWaterPledge website.

Dates - Throughout month of April
View video

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.
Fee - $5/members; $10/non-members
Contact - (970) 249-1115  

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
Coloring Contest Materials
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
How to Participate
The City is grateful for the community's enthusiastic participation in Earth Week activities.  If you have ideas for future Earth Week activities or would like to volunteer your assistance, please contact the City Manager's office at 240-1420.

Tree City USA 
The City of Montrose has been a part of the Arbor Day Foundation's "Tree City USA" program for 25 years. Learn more about the program on their website.

Past Earth Week Activities
2013 Earth Week "My Impact on My World"
2014 Earth Week Activities and Materials
2014 Event Poster and Schedule "Wildlife and Habitat Conservation"
Puppet Show at the Montrose Regional Library
News Release - City Gears Up for Earth Week Celebration
News Release - Participate in the Mayor's Water Challenge