WHITEFISH, Mont. — Citizens for a Better Flathead put on the fifth annual Flathead Valley Earth Day on Saturday in Whitefish.
In the past the Flathead Valley Earth day event has been held all outside, but this year organizers brought most of the vendors into Whitefish Middle School because of the possibility of bad weather.
Over 40 booths were set-up throughout the halls of the middle school. The booths were either local non-profits, government agencies or green businesses. Each had their own hands-on experience that were kid and adult friendly.
The organizers told NBC Montana the event continues to grow every year. They said they meant it to be a fun, but educational day.
"We want people to be taking away knowledge and skills that will kind of last them the whole year,” said Allison Batch with Citizens for a better Flathead. “You know ways to enjoy the outdoors or different ways to go a little bit greener in their lifestyle and kind of really make earth day last all year."
People also enjoyed food vendors and a rock climbing wall. Organizers said about a thousand people come out every year.
It’s always been hosted in Whitefish, but they hope to move the event around the valley in the future.