Tag: Boise River

Volunteer for the River in Eagle

BREN is partnering with City of Eagle Parks and Recreation to improve habitat around two ponds on the site of the future Woods Park. Volunteers worked throughout 2019 to plant willows and other native plants. The healthy riparian habitat supports birds and wildlife and shades the water to improve water quality. Now it’s time to […]

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Barber to Boise and Beyond: Boating the Boise River

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 […]

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Boise River Enhancement Success Stories

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 […]

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Birders Gather Data for Cottonwood Creek Project

by Heidi Ware Carlisle, BSU Intermountain Bird Observatory The east end of Julia Davis Park in downtown Boise will be transformed over the next year. What’s now a mono-culture of turf with scattered mature trees will make way for a vibrant small creek with aquatic and riparian vegetation taking root. Willows, Wood’s Rose, Golden Currant, […]

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Cottonwood Creek: “A Great Source of Trouble and Expense”

A deep freeze had clenched the Boise valley for weeks and snow lay thick on the foothills. In mid-January the temperature shot up to a balmy 50 degrees and rain began to fall.  Day after day the rain continued. On January 21, 1866, according to the January 23, 1866 edition of the Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman, […]

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Boise River Water Quality Just Got Better

After what seemed like an eternity of disrupted traffic for State St. commuters, the new State St. and Veterans Memorial Parkway intersection is finished. Congratulate yourself if you’ve figured out how to negotiate the turn lanes. From the perspective of the Boise River, the inconvenience was well worth it. Improvements in stormwater management make this […]

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Sediment and Phosphorus Begone

by Hal N. Anderson, Manager, Clean Water Partners LLC. Can bio-engineered sediment basins and constructed wetlands improve water quality in the Boise River by reducing levels of phosphorus and sediment? In 2014, Clean Water Partners, LLC, (CWP), began a demonstration project at the North Alkali Drain in Canyon County to find out. Now, after four […]

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