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Deadline to file for seat on Coordinating Team

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Are you passionate about the health of the Boise River? Do you want to provide leadership to the Boise River Enhancement Network? Are you interested in learning how to run a successful non-profit (or maybe you're already an expert)? Are you ready to learn new skills and make new friends? If you answered yes, please […]

Coordinating Team September Meeting

The BREN Coordinating Team runs the show - establishing goals, fundraising, directing projects, working with stakeholders and everything else needed for a sustainable organization. Meetings are public. This meeting will conducted via Zoom.  Please email us if you'd like the link to attend the meeting. Coordinating Team Meeting – 8 September 2021 6:00 Call to […]

Crayfishing for Science – Ada County Collection Event

BREN is teaming up with University of Idaho to investigate mercury pollution in the Boise River. This community science project depends on YOU to help collect the crayfish that will be studied.  Crayfishing is easy - just wade in the river turning over rocks and have your net ready. BREN will provide nets. We will […]


Hot and Dry – Boise River Water Report

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2021 has been exceptionally hot and dry in the Boise River watershed and surrounding area. David Hoekema, hydrologist with Idaho Department of Water Resources, will explain just how hot and dry it's been, how 2021 compares with past years and what the conditions are as the water year draws to a close. Register in advance […]

Coordinating Team Meeting

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All members are invited to attend the bi-monthly Coordinating Team meetings.  If you would like to attend, please email us at  and we'll send you the Zoom link. Regular Meeting of the Coordinating Team  November 10, 2021 6:8-15 pm Teleconference via Zoom  6:00 PM Welcome and Call to Order Additions, Deletions, and Amendments to […]

10 Years Together for the Boise River

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Join us online to celebrate the Boise River Enhancement Network's 10-year birthday. Enjoy a review of 2021, applaud the Volunteers of the Year, thank BREN's leaders and learn about exciting work coming in 2022. Registration is now open.

Habitat Enhancement at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve

Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve 5301 N Maple Grove Rd, Boise, ID

In 2017, the Boise River Enhancement Network identified the need to re-establish native vegetation in the disturbed uplands at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve to improve bird and wildlife habitat. Partnerships were created and funding secured to support an intense and very successful 2-year enhancement effort. Hundreds of invasive Russian olive trees were removed, but new […]

IBO Boise River Side Channel Project

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Construction has begun on the Intermountain Bird Observatory's side channel restoration project at the Diane Moore Nature Center. IBO Director Greg Kaltenecker will provide an overview of this exciting river health enhancement project and discuss the construction schedule. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information […]

Volunteer Day at Barber Park

Barber Park 4049 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID

Black cottonwood trees and willows are cornerstone species along the Boise River, but the conditions aren't right for much natural reproduction. Therefore it's important to protect existing trees, especially young ones, so they will be there when the older trees die. Join us for a rewarding day by the Boise River in Barber Park where […]

Clean Energy and River Health with Idaho Power

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Climate change is impacting the Boise River. Snow pack, river flows, irrigation demand, water temperature, algae growth and riparian ecology are some of the areas that are impacted. Idaho Power is working to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming and increase river resilience. Idaho Power Education & Outreach Energy Advisor Russ Weedon will […]