CFWEP Sponsors Earth Month Activities


Montana Tech’s Clark Fork Watershed Education Program (CFWEP) is proud to sponsor Earth Month with our community partners. There are many ways for the community to be involved including clean-up days, education events, and planting days. You can also choose to be a Force of Nature and organize your own neighborhood clean-up. Simply pick an area to clean up, pick up trash bags from Butte Chamber of Commerce, and go for it! Once you have completed your clean-up, be sure to take credit here.

Want to take part in an organized clean-up? Please join any of our community partners on the following days.


April 21: Montana Tech Staff and Students Clean Up Day – Montana Tech Campus and surrounding areas. Public and alumni are welcome to join us at the courtyard at 2:00 PM.

Earth Day, April 22: BSB Public Employee Clean Up Day –Join Chief Executive JP Gallagher for his Earth Day Proclamation at Clark’s Park starting at 12:00 PM.

Earth Day, April 22: Butte Chamber of Commerce Beautify Butte Adopt A Lot – Pick up your garbage bags and pick a lot at the Chamber or call 406-723-3177. You can complete your lot clean-up anytime during the month and note it on the interactive map.

The Clean Up Crew – Butte Public Library, every Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Cleaning Uptown Butte and beyond. To request clean up at an area outside of Uptown Butte, call Shari Curtis at 406-723-3361. Students, seniors and families are all welcome to volunteer.

Thompson Park Clean Up Day – Date TBD. Visit Friends of Thompson Park on social media for more information.

May 7: Park Street Community Garden Clean Up Day – Starting at 9:00 AM. Contact Shari Curtis at Library 406-723-3361

May 9-13th: CFWEP CUBS Week – Clean up Butte with students from local elementary schools. Contact Melissa Wanamaker 907-529-5332

To get your clean up added to our calendar and to recruit volunteers, email Melissa Wanamaker at or call at 907-529-5332 with place, time, date and team captain contact information.

CFWEP and our partners have planned additional community activities for Earth Month including a landscape and gardening series, native species planting day with Dr. Robert Pal, Earth Month Community Art, songbird banding and community education, and a safe stormwater PSA competition. For details on these events, please visit our website or check our Facebook page for details.