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Riparian Restoration in the Upper Dry Creek Watershed

Come on out Boise Foothills Friends, and help the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley kick off our spring stewardship schedule on Saturday, February 17th!

We’ll be traveling into the Upper Dry Creek watershed to assist with riparian restoration efforts along Dry Creek. This restoration project is part of a larger effort to protect the riparian ecosystem in Dry Creek that provides unique habitat for the red band trout that live there. Dry Creek is the only creek that is able to support an aquatic fish population in the Boise foothills.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • strategically cut willow branches
  • carefully transplant those cuttings into soil

Project participants should expect to:

  • hike 2 to 4 miles
  • carry some light equipment
  • use loppers to precisely cut willow branches and
  • be comfortable with some off trail travel
  • be glad to know they are helping to conserve nature close to home!

We’ll meet at the south end of the parking lot at Lulu’s Pizza at 10:00 AM. From there, we’ll carpool up to the Dry Creek Trailhead and hike a mile or two into the project site. We’ll work for about an hour, and be back to the parking lot by 2:00 PM. All equipment and instruction will be provided.

As much as we love dogs, please leave Fido at home for this project.

We can’t wait to kick this spring stewardship season off with you!

Space is limited, so RSVP now if you’re interested.

Earlier Event: February 10
Willow Cutting and Planting
Later Event: February 23
Bird by Bird at Star Elementary