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Event: Earth Day Celebration and Festival

Earth Day Celebration and Festival
Apr
22

Join us for the third annual Flathead Earth Day Celebration this Saturday, April 22nd at the Whitefish Middle School.

Flathead Land Trust will have a fun, informative booth at the family friendly festival from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM and we would love to see you there.  The celebration will be at a new location this year, on the lawn at Whitefish Middle School (at the intersection of Second Street and Spokane Avenue in downtown Whitefish – or inside the school in the event of rain).

Other booths and activities include planting your own seeds, create repurposed art and toys, visit with live raptors, identify local wildlife and plants, learn about local fish and rivers, sort out how to recycle and help paint a community recycle bin, master how to Leave No Trace, meet Woodsy the Owl and Gracie the “Bark Ranger”, see aquaponics and solar power in action, and discover opportunities to keep celebrating Earth Day all year long – just to name a few!

Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycle for the bike rodeo obstacle course to practice important safety skills. There will be free bike safety checks and tire fills available for bicyclists of all ages.  Participants that complete activities at 10 or more booths with their Earth Day Punch Card will receive a complimentary coffee or treat from Montana Coffee Traders, as long as they go green by
bringing their own mug!

Between booth activities, festival goers can enjoy live music, guest speakers, and interactive presentations at the Earth Day Stage (schedule below), or reach new heights on the Get-a-Grip rock climbing wall and jumper, available free of charge. Local food trucks will be dishing out fresh lunch fare and tasty treats.

This lively, fun-filled event is a chance to celebrate and learn about all things green in the Flathead.  The festival is made possible by Citizens for a Better Flathead, Glacier National Park Lodges, Montana Coffee Traders, and Valley Recycling.

For more info, visit www.flatheadcitizens.org.