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November 2020

BREN Celebration and Annual Meeting sponsored by Idaho River Sports

November 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online ID United States

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December 2020

Boise River Mercury and Crayfish Research Project

December 9, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

BREN will be assisting the University of Idaho in a Boise River water quality research project in 2021. The project engages citizens in a mercury monitoring program. The tissues of crayfish captured by BREN volunteers in the Boise River will be examined by the researchers. The overall aim is to use these charismatic invertebrates to engage with local community members regarding a serious environmental health concern. Alan S. Kolok, Director Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, will explain the project and…

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January 2021

Coordinating Team Meeting

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online ID United States

Everyone is invited to the Coordinating Team meetings.  Please email us if you'd like to attend, and we'll provide the Zoom link. Agenda 6:00 Call to order, additions to the agenda (Rob) Approve minutes from 11 November 2020 (Rob) Additions to the agenda (Rob) 6:10 Share ideas for BREN 6:15 Treasurer’s report (Adam) 6:20 Coordinator’s report (Liz) 6:30 Committee Reports Outreach Committee (Cassidy) Fundraising Committee (Adam) Ad Hoc Committee (Rob) 6:45 Old Business Review and adopt 2021 Budget and Work…

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Winter Ducks of the Boise River

January 15 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

The Boise River attracts many species of wintering waterfowl. Expert Louisa Evers will share interesting information about these beautiful birds and provide tips on finding them. Your walk on the Greenbelt will become a real adventure. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82994962454 Meeting ID: 829 9496 2454 One tap mobile +13462487799,,82994962454#

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Regulatory Alphabet Soup – A Primer on River Project Rules

January 29 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

It's not simple to do a project in the Boise River or on the banks. Multiple agencies have jurisdiction. A panel of experts from local, state and federal agencies will explain the oftentimes confusing rules and if and how citizens can participate. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85177555478 Meeting ID: 851 7755 5478 One tap mobile +13462487799,,85177555478#

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February 2021

Indian Creek: 1920-2020 with Caldwell Mayor Nancolas

February 26 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

Learn the story of how a creek that was buried underground because it smelled so bad and had so many rats is now a prime all-season destination. Mayor Nancolas played a pivotal role in the daylighting of Indian Creek and the renaissance of downtown Caldwell. This program is free, but registration is required. Thank you. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuf-mprzkpHNemr9N_tShumI1iMxIvznpQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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March 2021

BREN Coordinating Team Meeting

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online ID United States

The Coordinating Team is elected by the members and meets six times per year. Since BREN is a volunteer organization, the Coordinating Team manages the organization.  Responsibilities include budgeting, fundraising, administration, and program development and delivery.  The meetings are open to everyone. Please email us if you would like to attend and we will send you the Zoom link. AGENDA Online Zoom Meeting 6:00 Call to Order, Additions to the Agenda (Rob Tiedemann) - 5 minutes Approve of Minutes from…

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Caldwell Highway District To Build New Boise River Bridge

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online ID United States
Old Hwy 30 bridge

BREN presents Canyon Highway District 4 Engineer Tim Richard, P.E., to speak about the Old Hwy 30 Bridge replacement project.  The existing one-lane bridge was built in 1922. It needs to be replaced because it's narrow and old. Building a bridge over the Boise River is a complicated task with many factors to consider.  Tim will explain the design and approval process and the steps that lie ahead. Pre-registration is required to attend this free program.

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April 2021

Farmers Clean Up the Boise River

April 21 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

Millions of dollars have been invested in the last decade to reduce runoff of pollutants from farms into the lower Boise River. The results are measurable and the strategies are catching on. Dan Steenson from the Lower Boise Watershed Council and Stan Haye, Soil Conservation Technician with Canyon Soil Conservation District, will report on the progress that's been made and the prospects for the future. Co-hosted with the Lower Boise Watershed Council.  Please register in advance at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-CsrzktGt2Zz8uM3WWFMJCdkuy8VnH1

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May 2021

Clive Strong – The Boise River and Idaho’s Public Trust Doctrine

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online ID United States
high water Boise River

Join the Boise River Enhancement Network as we take a close look at Idaho's public trust doctrine as it pertains to the lower Boise River. Rooted in Roman law, the public trust doctrine recognizes the public right to many natural resources  The public trust doctrine requires Idaho to hold lands submerged below the ordinary high water mark of the Boise River in trust for the benefit of the people. Title to these lands is administered by the Idaho Department of…

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