Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose invites the community to join in celebrating Earth Day, April 22, and Earth Week, April 21 – 29, with a wide variety of events and community activities to help grow and preserve a healthy environment for all city residents.
Each spring the City of Montrose sponsors and coordinates a full schedule of Earth Week activities. This year's theme is "Invest In Our Planet." While it is easy to get swept up by our daily routines, this Earth Week the city encourages everyone to take time to get outside and enjoy the gloriously scenic area that we call home.
A full list of local events can be found here.
• Thursday, April 21: K-12 Coloring Contest and Art Contest Opens
Contest Details can be found here.
• Friday, April 22 & Saturday, April 23: Spring Cleanup
In tandem with its Earth Week celebration, the City of Montrose continues its annual Spring Cleanup tradition by providing disposal and recycling services from a single collection point on April 22 and 23. Residents are invited to bring approved cleanup items to the drop-off site located off the San Juan Bypass (U.S. Highway 50), directly across the street from the Sunshine Peak apartment complex. Signs will help direct residents to the drop-off location. The event will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 22 and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 23.
• Saturday, April 23: Know Your Food Day
Visit a local farm this Saturday and meet the markers of your food.
• Sunday, April 24: Ride Your Bike Day
The weather is warming up so dust off your bike and get the gears turning. Check out our Montrose Bike Map.
• Monday, April 25: Community Garden Day
• Tuesday, April 26: Recycling 101
The City of Montrose will present information about the importance of recycling to all 3rd-grade students in Montrose public schools.
Be sure to check out our Recycling Tips of the Month on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about proper recycling.
• Wednesday, April 27: Adopt-a-Street
Invest in our planet and in our community by signing up to adopt a street this Earth Week.
• Thursday, April 28: Adopt-a-Trail
Invest your time in our planet by signing up to adopt a trail this Earth Week! There’s no cost to participate, all supplies are provided, and you’ll even get recognition for your efforts with your name featured on a sign!
• Friday, April 29 - National Arbor Day
Each year, the City of Montrose Parks Department plants a tree to celebrate Arbor Day and boost our index of right-of-way trees. Montrose has earned recognition as a Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation for the city's commitment to effective urban forest management.