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August 2019

Water Quality Project Tour

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2208 E Chicago Caldwell Idaho, 2208 E Chicago Blvd
Caldwell, Idaho

9th Annual Canyon Soil Conservation District & Lower Boise Watershed Council 319 Project Tour Date: August 29, 2019 Time: 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM Meet at the Canyon Soil Conservation District 2208 E. Chicago Blvd. Ste. A Caldwell, ID Please use the back-parking lot and door Agenda Leave office 8:30 AM 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM – Bicandi Sprinkler Project – Lincoln Rd Caldwell 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Vandenberg Sprinkler Project – Galloway Rd Caldwell 10:30 AM –…

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September 2019

Boise River Float Trip – Middleton to Caldwell

September 6 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

BREN takes small groups rafting on reaches that are off the beaten path.  Participants on these trips must be prepared to drag or carry the rafts, portage obstacles, get in and out of the rafts frequently and be flexible on how long the trip will take. BREN supplies the rafts and safety gear and the paddle boats are guided by experienced volunteers. Donations are accepted on trip day. September 6 - Middleton Bridge to Whittenberger Park, Caldwell, 8:30 am -…

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BREN Board Meeting

September 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ecosystem Sciences, 202 N 9th St #400
Boise, ID 83702 United States

The Boise River Enhancement Network Board of Directors is holding a special meeting to discuss strategic planning and succession. Please let us know if you plan on attending this meeting. info@boiseriverenhancement.org

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BREN Coordinating Team Meeting

September 11 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Idaho Fish and Game, 15950 N Gate Blvd
Nampa, ID 83687 United States

The Boise River Enhancement Network Coordinating Team meets every two months.  The Coordinating Team is responsible for running the organization.  That includes setting goals, holding events, fundraising, communications and implementation of the Boise River Enhancement Plan. Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and participate in the discussion.  There's also time for public comment.  Below is the agenda. Hope to see you there! 8:30        Welcome and Introductions 8:35        Agenda review, approve minutes from last meeting 8:40        CT Business Financial and Fundraising…

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Boise River Boogie brought to you by Boise South-West Rotary with Corporate Sponsor Kennedy Wilson

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Esther Simplot Park, 625 N Whitewater Park Blvd, Boise, Idaho 83702
Boise, ID 83702 United States

3rd Annual Boise River Boogie Brought to you by: Rotary Club of Boise South-west. Corporate sponsor: Kennedy Wilson September 15, 2019 in Esther Simplot Park. It's the valley's only duathlon. The course starts with a fun paddle out and back across Quinn's Pond and ends with a beautiful 2 mile loop run on the Greenbelt. Register as an individual or as a team of two, with one person paddling and the other running. All proceeds from the race go directly…

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Boise River Enhancement Success Stories

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Boise Public Library, 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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