Make plans for Saturday November 9th for volunteer planting along the South Fork Boise River to kick start the recovery of the river corridor from the recent wildfire and mud flow events.
The plan is to meet at the parking lot near Albertsons near Federal Way and Gowen Road (next to Exit 57 on I-84) at 8:30 a.m. We will organize those who want to car pool and to leave promptly at 9:00 a.m. for the drive to the South Fork of the Boise.
Thanks to the more than four dozen people who signed up to volunteer at the September 11 meeting we think we will have a core group to start. But additional help is needed for this effort. We are working to get the word out with the fly shops and the fishing clubs. The Boise National Forest is determining what plants and trees will be planted, they types and quantities. Needed tools are being identified. At this time we need you to sign up to help. You can call Bob Caldwell at (208) 322-5539 and leave a message or email BandDCaldwell@gmail.com.
There are several areas where the debris flows scoured the gound the removed vegetation. These areas will be one to plant. Other sites where the fire burned may also need planting, but in many cases we are already seeing willow begin to regenerate on its own from the roots that were not killed in the fire.
Knowing in advance how many people are coming will help planners determine how much we can get done. Lunch will be provided on site. And, there is not Boise State football game on November 9th so don’t worry about that potential conflict.