|Walks and Talks|
Imagine having the opportunity to travel across the globe to explore the watery habitats of Brazil, Iceland, Bangladesh, and more. CFC and the International Wildlife Film Festival are giving you the chance to do just that, without even leaving Missoula. Join us for this month's Walk & Talk at the Watery Worlds film screening on Saturday May 4th, at 5pm at the Roxy Theater in downtown Missoula. Filmmaker Gavin Maxwell will take viewers across the world to reveal the secrets of our world's water habitats focusing on the oxygen and sediment that they carry, and how the remarkable animals living in them manage these resources. Stick around after the film for a quick message about the CFC's work on Missoula's greatest watery world, the Clark Fork River.
> Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for youth, and $5 for students.
Past 2013 Walks & Talks
'Learn to Track Snowpack' is part of the Clark Fork Coalition’s monthly Walks & Talks series, and will feature a presentation by specialists from the Montana Snow Survey Program, which provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for Montana.
Brian Domonkos, the Water Supply Specialist from the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Montana Snow Survey Program, will provide participants with the most up-to-date information on the 2013 snowpack, illustrate how snow surveys help scientists estimate what to expect during spring runoff, and discuss how the Clark Fork River’s hydrology will be affected by this year’s winter weather. Participants will also witness a demonstration of real-time snowpack data collection, and have a chance to collect useable data of their own.
Interested in learning more about snowpack levels across the Clark Fork basin? The Coalition is offering new ways for people to participate in snowpack data collection as a citizen scientists. Visit the Coalition’s volunteer page for more information on CFC’s new snowpack monitoring volunteer program.
'Down the Drain: A Water Treatment Tour'
Ever wonder what happens to water once it is flushed down the toilet or goes down the drain? Join the Clark Fork Coalition on Wednesday, March 13 from 12-1pm for "Down the Drain", a free tour at Missoula's Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of our monthly 'Walk & Talk' series. Participants will have the chance to take a tour of the entire facility, and see first-hand how more then 6 million tons of wastewater is treated and cleaned on a daily basis before being returned to the Clark Fork River. Plus, wastewater specialists will be available to answer questions, explain how resulting byproducts are recycled, and help participants better understand how water conservation and good wastewater treatment go hand-in-hand.
'Explore Missoula's Urban Islands'
The days are growing longer and the afternoons are getting warmer, so join us outside to the enjoy the spring weather at our next Walk & Talk. We'll explore Missoula's recently purchased conservation lands parcel, "Broadway Island" with Conservation Lands Manager, Morgan Valliant. Get up to speed on what the city plans to do with this land, and learn about the results of the property's land survey. We'll practice identifying some of the invasive weeds and trees on the island, while learning about how they are impacting the riparian ecosystem and how the city plans to manage them.
We're keeping members and interested citizens up-to-speed on hot topics and happenings in the Clark Fork watershed through our monthly "Walks and Talks" series.
Join us every month for tours, workshops, lectures, and hands-on activities.
Do you have an idea for a Walk & Talk topic in 2013? Let us know!