Category: Volunteer

Local Fishing Club Enhances Fish Spawning Habitat

By Ben Everson The Boise Valley Fly Fishers (BVFF) recently completed a project that adds critical spawning habitat to the Boise River that will aid in reproduction of wild trout. The Boise River New Dry Creek South Channel Gravel Augmentation Project was completed on January 23, 2021 in the Garden City stretch of river. Wild […]

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BREN Cleanup Flotillas Tackle the Trash

BREN volunteers took to the Boise River to tackle the trash and they made quite the haul. The adventurous crews launched kayaks, rafts, SUPs, canoes, IKs, float tubes and a catamaran armed with indestructible orange bags donated by Brady Industries. They stuffed cans, glass and plastic bottles, t-shirts, underware, cups, wrappers, lighters, balls, butts, fishing […]

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Volunteers Endure Prickers and Thorns to Enhance Habitat In Eagle and Middleton

Conditions are improving for native birds, wildlife and fish along the Boise River in Eagle and Middleton due to the hard work of BREN volunteers. With the support of GEICO Treasure Valley, a crew tackled weeds at Woods Park in Eagle on July 25, and employees from Ridgeline Insights worked with BREN at Middleton River […]

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The Future of the Boise River GREEN Belt?

by Alan Crockett The Boise River Greenbelt is one of the major attractions in Boise.  What other capital city has a river running through where you can fish, raft, bike, swim, bird watch and relax surrounded by GREEN?  We love the GREEN that we have and we don’t see how it is changing. But it […]

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Volunteers Enhance Habitat in New Eagle Park

The Boise River Enhancement Network teamed up with Eagle Parks and Recreation to enhance riparian habitat at a new park site along the Boise River in 2019. The project doubled as an outdoor classroom to teach willow harvesting and planting techniques. The site of the future Woods Park includes two ponds that initially had little [...]
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