Saturday, April 26, rallies are being held in 13 Montana towns, dealing with concerns about climate change and the effects of everything from wildfires to harvests. Hamilton is one of the locations.

Jill Davies, Director of Sustainable Living Systems, said the event will begin at noon at Hamilton's City Hall. A roundtable on Bitterroot climate issues will include six speakers:

  • Dr. Diana Six of the University of Montana (forest health)
  • Steve Elliot, Lifeline Produce Farm (ag issues)
  • Dave Dittloff, National Wildlife Federation (wildlife)
  • Amy Cilimburg, Montana Audubon (birds)
  • Chris Daum, Oasis Montana (local renewable energy)
  • Jay Toups, Bioroot Energy (local renewable energy)
  • After the roundtable, a short tour of two renewable energy locations will be conducted. Also, a self-guided tour will visit three community gardens in Hamilton, Victor and Stevensville.

    At Hamilton's American Legion Park, music will be by Kirby and the Appendages and signs will be created for a short march along Hamilton's Main Street at 2 p.m. Beverages will be available.

    For information on the statewide activities, check the MEIC website.