Please Bird Mindfully

This is reprinted in full from Team eBird.   eBird is the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project, with more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year by eBirders around the world. A collaborative enterprise with hundreds of partner organizations, thousands of regional experts, and hundreds of thousands of users, eBird is managed by the […]

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Stay Safe and Stay With Us

Boise River Enhancement Network Members, BREN’s Mission Statement starts off by saying … “We are a network of people that live work and play in the Boise River Watershed…” As such, BREN is nothing without all of you, our members.  Our concern for the health and wellbeing of our members has increased along with the […]

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Nampa Residents Improve Water Quality

by Emiline Hogg, Nampa Public Outreach Coordinator What’s in the schools, in the parks, at the library, along the pathways, and in your pocket and makes the Boise River cleaner? It’s the City of Nampa Environmental Compliance Division (ECD) Outreach Program. The Outreach Program was started in 2009 under the guidance of Cheryl Jenkins.  ECD […]

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Barber Park Habitat Enhancement Project Part 2

In a bold move to improve the ecological health of Barber Park and the Boise River, Ada County Parks and Waterways cut down more than 600 invasive trees February 18-20. The first-of-its-kind project along the Boise River was spearheaded by Boise River Enhancement Network volunteer and Golden Eagle Audubon Society board member Alan Crockett. Worried […]

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Winter Birds of Expo Idaho

Officials from Ada County’s Expo Idaho welcomed twelve experienced birds recruited by the Boise River Enhancement Network  onto the Les Bois racetrack and infield on February 18, 2020 to count birds. Nearly 300 birds and 25 species were observed in two hours.  There is an open waterway that flows year round through the infield and […]

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Barber Park Habitat Enhancement Project Part One

Read more and see photos in Part 2. Feb. 18 Media Release – Ada County Invasive Trees Being Removed from Barber Park    Russian Olive, Siberian Elms and Callery Pear targeted for removal   BOISE – Russian Olives, Siberian Elms and Callery Pear trees sound beautiful and exotic but they can wreak havoc on important ecosystems along the […]

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