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Sept 24 Project

The weather is helping us out and now is the time to do some stream restoration work. 

We have a project on Warm Springs Creek here in Boise. We have previously had several work activities at this site. So joining us for these projects will allow you to see the fruits of our/your labor on previous efforts.

September 24th, this coming Saturday. 

    We will be weeding around the trees and willow we planted last winter and early spring. There is a significant amount of reed canary grass and purple loostrife and these invasive plants need control. Some work tools will be provided. But it is likely we will do a lot of hand pulling.

    Time Line:   Starts at 10 AM and will last about 2 hours. If you have them please wear waterproof boots. the area along the stream is fairly muddy.

Where to park and where to work.

To RSVP please email tutedtrue@aol.com.

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Sept. 20 Volunteer Event

Volunteer event number 3 at Marianne Williams Park:

Tuesday, September 20th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

We would love some help pulling noxious weeds, wrapping trees to mitigate beaver damage, closing unnecessary social trails and picking up trash along the river bank at the park. The more volunteers we have, the more of these goals we will work towards. We will be meeting in the parking lot at 5:30 on September 20th.

This is the first volunteer event we’ve had in the evening, and we would love to see you there!

Bring your fly rod for some evening fishing following the event if you’d like. Email Trevor@elevateflyfishing.com if you have any questions or to RSVP.

-Trevor Sheehan

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Stewarding the Riparian

Our June 4 project at Marianne Williams Park is our initial foray into working along the riparian area of the Boise River at this park to improve the natural vegetation.

Boise River at Marianne Williams Park

A rainy day met our volunteer crew – which was nice! We were able to pull weeds in several areas on a day that was not too hot for outdoor work. Here are some photos:

Group photo of volunteers

We plan to do quarterly volunteer projects at this site in cooperation with Boise Parks and Recreation.

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June 4 Volunteer Project

The Ted Trueblood Chapter has signed an agreement with the City of Boise thru their Adopt-A-Habitat program. We are sponsoring 13.5 acres of river front riparian ground located between Mary Anne Williams Park and the Boise River in east Boise. 

We will have three to four volunteer projects per year at this site. It’s in Boise so you will have easy access to the projects and a city park restroom. Parking is beside the Greenbelt so if you choose to you can take a walk before or after the volunteer project. We encourage you to bring your kids to join us for these conservation projects.

Our first project is on June 4th starting at 9 am running to about noon.

We will be removing noxious weeds including Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) and Spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe),  wrapping (or rewrapping) cottonwoods for beaver protection and potentially closing some unnecessary social trails. 

We also will clean up trash as we work to remove the noxious weeds. 

The city will provide needed tools and materials. Just dress appropriately for the weather, grab some gloves, sunblock, a bottle of water and join us for our first project at our sponsored site along the Boise River.

To volunteer email Richard Jones at coffeerush@q.com

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you on June 4th!

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Work at Warm Springs Creek

The Ted Trueblood Chapter is working with the Harris Ranch Wildlife Mitigation Association on restoring aquatic habitat at Warm Springs Creek, a tiny tributary to the Boise River in east Boise. Our most recent work was organized with One Stone students who helped dig down the stream channel to make it possible to do the planting of cottonwood tree cuttings in the photo above, taken during the work session on Saturday March 19.

Earlier in the winter we had work crews with Riverstone School help dig out the inner channel and place the biologs to define the channel so that willow and cottonwood can be planted to eventually provide shade to this section of stream.

We soaked the cottonwood trees in the creek for a day prior to the planting effort on the 19th.