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September 2019

Boise River Enhancement Success Stories

September 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online, 715 S Capitol Blvs
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Learn about four innovative projects that are enhancing the ecological health of the Boise River. Kevin Fagan, Stormwater Quality Specialist at Ada County Highway District (ACHD) will talk about street projects that are helping traffic flow and water quality. Mike Dimmick, Flood Control District 10, will talk about streambank stabilization projects that enhance habitat. Tom Johnston, Farmers' Co-op Ditch Company, will talk about their 8.8-acre sediment basin in Parma. Angela Rossman, Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association, will talk about native…

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October 2019

Barber to Boise and Beyond: Boating the Boise River

October 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Idaho River Sports, 601 N Whitewater Park Blvd
Boise, ID 83702 United States

We’ve updated our Boise River Water Trail Guide. Adam and Chel will introduce the new and improved Guide and tell stories from paddling the Boise River this year. The Boise Water Trail Guide provides descriptions of access points, portages and other Boise River features from Lucky Peak Dam to the Snake River. The Boise River Water Trail Guide is in its 6th edition to incorporate changes since 2015. The Lower Boise River has many scenic opportunities, and this is a chance…

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November 2019

Coordinating Team Meeting

November 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 5657 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83712 United States

The Boise River Enhancement Network Coordinating Team meets every other month to monitor, plan and coordinate BREN's activities.  This will be the first meeting of the newly elected members of the Coordinating Team, Cassie Connolly, Louisa Evers, Jim Nunley, Rob Tiedemann and Jane Kreller.  They will join re-elected members Phil Bandy and Zachary Autin along with Mike Homza, Erv Ballou and Adam Bass who are in the middle of their 2-year terms. Tamsen Binggeli and Maria Minicucci also serve on…

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BREN Board of Directors Meeting

November 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ecosystem Sciences, 202 N 9th St #400
Boise, ID 83702 United States

The Boise River Enhancement Network Inc Board of Directors will meet on November 18, 2019 to conduct board business including contracts and the Board membership.  Please contact Board President Kathy Peter at kdpeter.h2o@gmail.com for more information.

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2019 Member Appreciation Party and Annual Meeting

November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W Chinden Blvd,
Boise, ID 83714 United States

Presented by Renewal by Andersen of Boise and The Riverside Hotel with support from GEICO Treasure Valley BREN members are invited to our party and annual meeting in the newly-remodeled Sapphire Room. Not a member yet?  It's easy and free to join the Boise River Enhancement Network. Join today. Enjoy music by Whitaker and Oliver, complimentary hors d'ovueres, and a no-host bar.  Meet the members of the Coordinating Team and the Board of Directors. We'll take a look back at…

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January 2020

Boise River Flood Risk Model Goes 2-D

January 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online, 715 S Capitol Blvs
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Local municipalities, planners, emergency managers and landowners will soon have a new, and better, Boise River flood risk reduction tool. The two-dimensional model being developed by Flood Control District 10 will provide information about the direction high water will take and how fast it will move, something existing one-dimensional models can't do. Mike Dimmick, Flood Control District #10 Manager and Michael Shubert, water resources engineer and hydraulic modeler with HDR, will explain the technology and discuss the way the new…

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BREN Coordinating Team Meeting

January 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
SUEZ Water Idaho, 8248 W. Victory Rd
Boise, ID 83709 United States

Everyone is welcome to attend Coordinating Team meetings. This is a good way to join committees and learn about other volunteer jobs. Each meeting includes time for public comments. The agenda will be posted in a few weeks. The Team will be working on the 2020 workplan and budget at this meeting.

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Birds of the Boise River

January 27 @ 8:00 pm
Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St.
star, idaho, ID 83669 United States

The Boise River is home to hundreds of species of birds. Learn about some of the common and not-so-common birds you'll find in and around Star at this free public program. Heidi Ware Carlisle of the Intermountain Bird Observatory and Louisa Evers of BREN and Golden Eagle Audubon Society will share their expert tips on how to find and identify birds. You'll also learn what the birds need us to do to provide them with healthy homes. This program is…

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February 2020

Fish of the Boise River

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Star City Hall, 10769 W. State St.
star, idaho, ID 83669 United States
rainbow trout

Whether native or newcomer, the fish of the Boise River tell us much about the health of the Boise River. Learn about the fish that live in the Boise River from Idaho Fish and Game Southwest Region Regional Fisheries Biologist John Cassenelli. Find out how conditions and fish populations have changed over the decades and what IDFG's future goals are. Learn what you can do to improve conditions for the fish. This free public program is co-hosted by City of…

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March 2020

Coordinating Team Meeting – Moved to online

March 18 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Idaho Fish and Game, 15950 N Gate Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687 United States
CT group

The Coordinating Team meets every other month to plan programs, discuss ideas, review progress and help BREN support cooperative enhancement of the Boise River. The meetings are open to all.   AGENDA Coordinating Team Meeting – March 18, 2020 ONLINE 4:30 Welcome and Introductions (Rob) 4:40 Agenda Review and Approve Minutes from Last Meeting (Rob) 4:45 Coordinating Team to vote for open position, (Tamsen) 5:00 2020 Work Plan/Budget Review and Adoption (Tamsen) 5:30 Boise River Boogie Discussion (Zack) 5:50 Fundraising…

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