Charlie Wood Park Project

woman in front of willows and pond
Laurie in front of willows she helped plant

Charlie Wood Park Site Project

BREN had workshops on harvesting and planting willow stakes scheduled early in 2019. At the last minute, the planting site fell through and the Coordinator scrambled to find a new site. Property near the Boise River had just been donated to the City of Eagle and a quick reconnaissance determined it was likely a suitable site. There was an absence of native willows or black cottonwoods around the two borrow pits and sections of the shoreline were sloped appropriately to plant willow stakes. The first planting event was in March 2019.

BREN has used the site of the future Charlie Wood Park as a learning lab and for community stewardship for nearly three years. Hundreds of volunteers, including many kids and teens, have planted native plants and pulled, dug and cut back the weeds. The results are phenomenal. A variety of types of willows are growing around the ponds along with black cottonwoods, Wood’s rose, milkweed and other native plants. Invasive annual and woody plants are losing ground.

Look at the photo point report and read the blogs to learn more about this cooperative riparian habitat enhancement project. Thanks to City of Eagle Parks and Recreation and Public Works, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, Golden Eagle Audubon Society Native Plant Network, Idaho Fish and Game, Xylem, Suez Water Idaho, GEICO Treasure Valley, Saalt, Renovare HOA, River District HOA, and Eagle High School.

Charlie Woods Park site Photo Point Report
Compiled by Madison Skinner, Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. Original photo points by Jeremy Heitke
3/19, 11/19, 4/20, 9/20, 7/21


New Eagle Park Site Flourishes – Nov. 26, 2021

Volunteers Endure Prickers and Thorns – August 19, 2020

Volunteers Enhance Habitat in New Eagle Park – Oct. 27, 2019

First planting 2019

pounding in stakes volunteer team

Woods' rose
Woods’ Rose grown by volunteers and planted in 2019