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The Boise River and the Future of Expo Idaho

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The Boise River Enhancement Network and Idaho Conservation League are hosting a presentation and discussion on the future of the 240-acre Expo Idaho property located on the banks of the Boise River. Expo Idaho Citizen Advisory Committee member Marie Kellner will provide an update on the Committees work and explain how you can share your […]

Coordinating Team Meeting

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The BREN Coordinating Team meets six times a year to plan activities and chart BREN's direction.  All meetings are open to the public. This is the first meeting for the 2020/2021 Coordinating Team.  The agenda includes discussion and adoption of the 5-year Strategic Plan, election of officers, committee assignments, fundraising and financial reports and more. […]

Boise River Mercury and Crayfish Research Project

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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 […]

Coordinating Team Meeting

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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 […]

Winter Ducks of the Boise River

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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#

Regulatory Alphabet Soup – A Primer on River Project Rules

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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#

Indian Creek: 1920-2020 with Caldwell Mayor Nancolas

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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. […]

BREN Coordinating Team Meeting

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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 […]

Caldwell Highway District To Build New Boise River Bridge

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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 […]