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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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April 2020

Periphyton 101 and Boise River Water Quality

April 10 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
ID United States

Tyler King, USGS Hydrologist, will give a short recap of the research the USGS has conducted in the Lower Boise watershed, what their current programs are, and what water quality trends have been measured. Then he'll dive into periphyton, an important indicator of water quality in the Boise River. What is periphyton, what do we know and not know about it and why does it matter. This program will be conducted online! No registration is required and no password. You…

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Birds of the Boise River

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States
American coot

Missed the program?  Watch it now. This is an encore of our enormously popular program. 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 by the Boise River and, possibly, in your backyard. Louisa Evers of BREN and Golden Eagle Audubon Society will share expert tips on how to find and identify birds. You'll also learn what the birds need us to do to provide them with…

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Using No-Till Farming to Improve Water Quality

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States
farm field with cover crop

Great improvements in water quality are realized when farmers adopt no-till farming practices. Josie Erskine, co-owner of Peaceful Belly Farm and Vine and Branch Ranch will explain the science and the practice of no-till farming and talk about the results of a side-by-side field study conducted by Ada Soil & Water Conservation District. The program starts at 11:45. Please join the meeting starting at 11:30 to learn about Zoom and "chat" with other attendees. Please Note: This online program is…

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May 2020

Habitat Enhancement at Barber Park

May 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

In a bold move to improve the ecological health of Barber Park and the Boise River, Ada County Parks and Waterways cut down more than 600 invasive trees February 18-20. The first-of-its-kind project along the Boise River was funded by Golden Eagle Audubon Society and BREN provided guidance. Project mastermind Alan Crockett and Roger Rosentreter, Ph.D. will talk about the problem with invasive trees and the benefits of the project. Ada County parks and Waterways Director Scott Koberg will talk…

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New Hope for Boise River Waterfowl

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States

The Boise River is in the Pacific Flyway and is a major spring and fall migration stopover for waterfowl. The limited wetland areas provide vital habitat for waterfowl and other wetland wildlife in this otherwise dry region. Ducks Unlimited's projects restore habitat on private lands and help keep Idaho's waterfowl habitat plentiful and in high quality. Find out about the latest projects in the Boise River watershed from Ducks Unlimited Regional Biologist Chris Colson. The program starts at 11:45. Please…

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BREN Coordinating Team Meeting

May 20 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online ID United States

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. This meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  Please RSVP to info@boiseriverenhancement.org and we'll send you the link and password. AGENDA Coordinating Team Meeting – May 20, 2020 Online Meeting via Zoom  4:30 Welcome and Introductions (Mike)  4:45 Agenda Review and Approve Minutes from Last Meeting (Mike)  4:50 2020 Work Plan…

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Make It Pretty River Cleanup

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Odell Brewing and Boise River Enhancement Network are joining forces to clean up the Boise River. Register for Make It Pretty; a multi-site community clean up event. Volunteers will pick up trash and debris at public sites along the Boise River near Eagle, Star, Middleton and Caldwell. We'll meet to sign in, divide into Make It Pretty teams, get maps to assigned clean up sites and pick up supplies and snacks. Trash will be left at each clean up site…

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June 2020

Fish of the Boise River

June 12 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Online ID United States
rainbow trout

Back by popular demand! 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 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. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89107997376 Meeting ID: 891 0799 7376 Call…

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