Idaho River Talks
Sep
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Idaho River Talks


An honored tradition of Idaho River Lecture Series will take place at the Garden City Library on Tuesday, September 26. Please come to learn the history of Idaho River United, hear about the successes we have had for almost 30 years, and what we are currently up to. 

Presented by Ava Isaacson, IRU's Conservation Associate. 

Bring your friends and family to ask questions and gain an understanding of how IRU conducts successful river conservation and preservation. 

 

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23rd annual Auction for the Rivers
Oct
22
4:00pm 4:00pm

23rd annual Auction for the Rivers

Oct. 22nd 4-9pm @ Barber Park

Together we can protect our rivers and native species in Idaho.

This year we are excited to partner with Aveda and Hank Patterson for a VIP Experience from 4-5 p.m. Enjoy complimentary drinks, relax and be pampered by our Aveda business partners, then join Hank outside on the patio for a private casting demo that will have you rolling in your waders. 

Early bird tickets are on sale now through September 15. Click here to purchase tickets

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2017 Sawtooth Salmon Festival
Aug
26
10:00am10:00am

2017 Sawtooth Salmon Festival

The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is annual tradition in the Sawtooth Valley of stunning central Idaho. Join us for biologist-led tours of wild salmon spawning in the rivers of their birth. Enjoy live music and a wild salmon dinner. We'll also have vendor booths, educational presentations and more. Buy dinner tickets here.

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Swill for Salmon
Aug
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

Swill for Salmon

Join us to learn about the work afoot to restore our rivers and Idaho's wild salmon.

Updates will include info about wild salmon populations plummeting this summer, members of Congress considering a new bill that undermines a federal court ruling for salmon, and the Idaho Statesman's huge project centering on 20 years of salmon challenges.

This event is cosponsored by Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Sierra Club and Idaho Conservation League.

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North Fork Championship
Jun
16
to Jun 17

North Fork Championship

Some 25 years ago boaters succeeded at protecting the North Fork of the Payette from a series of hydropower development proposals. The widely revered river is a testament today to what river conservation can accomplish.

The North Fork will take center stage June 15-17 for the North Fork Championship, where the worlds best kayakers will compete in some of the toughest whitewater in America. IRU is helping support the event as this year's recycling sponsor.

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IRU's River Lecture Series, Ketchum: Crocodiles & Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild
Jun
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

IRU's River Lecture Series, Ketchum: Crocodiles & Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild

Idaho Rivers United Lecture Series at the Ketchum Library:

One of National Geographic's Top Ten Adventurers of the Year, Jon Turk, will speak about his book, Crocodiles and Ice, which chronicles his polar expedition to circumnavigate Ellesmere Island and his journey from suburban Connecticut into the deep wild. 

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IRU's Boise River Lecture Series: Boise River Riparian Areas and the Ground Dwelling Creatures
May
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

IRU's Boise River Lecture Series: Boise River Riparian Areas and the Ground Dwelling Creatures

Idaho Rivers United River Lecture Series presents Ben Simko, Entomologist and Retired Educator.  Session will discuss the basic spider biology and cultural influences and the importance of macro creatures in our diverse ecosystems.  

 

Photo credit: Ilaria Mutti, Boise River

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People's Climate March
Apr
29
12:00pm12:00pm

People's Climate March

Please join us April 29 at noon at the Idaho Capitol in Boise to stand up for our rivers, our planet and the communities we love.

Invite your friends! Let's march together for a brighter tomorrow filled with healthy rivers and abundant cold-water fisheries.

Also, please join us Friday afternoon, Apirl 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the IRU headquarters for a sign-making happy hour. More details on the sign-making event here.

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Sign-making happy hour for People's Climate March
Apr
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Sign-making happy hour for People's Climate March

In preparation for the People’s Climate March on April 29 in Boise and across the country, we are hosting a Sign Making Party! We will provide sign making materials, snacks and beverages as well as a healthy dose of camaraderie as we craft messages in opposition of the attacks on protections of our climate, health and communities.

Sign Making Happy Hour
April 28 at the IRU Headquarters 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Then please join us on April 29th at 10am at the Idaho Capitol to stand up for our rivers, our planet and the communities we love. Invite your friends! Let's march together! 

https://peoplesclimate.org/

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Idaho River Lecture Series: Living Water-Wise in the Treasure Valley
Apr
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Idaho River Lecture Series: Living Water-Wise in the Treasure Valley

SUEZ is Idaho's largest water utility and services the Treasure Valley with municipal water. SUEZ Communications and and Community Relations Manager Stephanie Raddatz will present about water use in the Treasure Valley where 30 percent of the water supply comes from the Boise River.

Come learn about water use and supply and how you can help by conserving water for future generations.

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Aveda Earth Month
Apr
1
to Apr 30

Aveda Earth Month

Aveda

10 Year of Protecting Clean Water

In honor of Earth Day, Aveda has set aside a whole month to love, celebrate and raise funds to protect the earth and its peoples.  Since 1999, thanks to the passion of the Aveda network and our guests, we’ve raised more than $50 million to help support organizations directly affect environmental change, more than $44 million has supported projects that protect clean water at home and around the world since 2007.

Envisioning a world of clean water, the Aveda network supports many types of clean water projects at home and around the world.  Idaho Rivers United is so very fortunate to be selected as an Aveda partner here in Idaho.

 

Please join us this April for Aveda Earth Month, a month when IRU partners with Aveda Salons to raise awareness about clean water.

Click here to check out Aveda Earth Month activities

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Idaho Rivers Lecture Series: Creating Lively Landscapes With Less Water
Mar
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Idaho Rivers Lecture Series: Creating Lively Landscapes With Less Water

  • Garden City Public Library, Garden City City Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Titled Creating Lively Landscapes With Less Water, this informative presentation by Diane Jones of Draggin' Wing High Desert Nursery will present ideas about how to transition from an typical water-intensive landscape to one that not only conserves water, but creates more beauty, more opportunity for pollinators and more year-round interest.

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Mar
28
12:30pm12:30pm

Idaho River Lecture Series: Ground dwelling spiders of our Boise River riparian area

Entomologist Ben SImko will introduce folks to basic spider biology and their cultural influences. He will also discuss the importance of spiders as predators in our diverse ecosystems. Finally, he will talk about the Boise River's riparian habitat as a case study of spider biodiversity right under our feet along the Boise River greenbelt.

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My Father's Idaho: Ketchum
Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

My Father's Idaho: Ketchum

  • 415 Spruce Avenue Ketchum, ID 83340 United States (map)
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Idahoan Rifka Helton has worked to preserve thousands of photos that her father, "Red" Helton, took of the state in the 1950s and 60s when he was a professor at the University of Idaho. Rifka, a singer, set the photos to original songs and performs them in a piece she calls "My Father's Idaho."

This is a unique opportunity to see yesterday's Idaho come alive while appreciating the unique combination of wild rivers, pastoral living and abundant public lands that makes the Gem State one of the nation's most unsung states.

  • Click here to read about the project at Rifka Helton's website.
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My Father's Idaho: Boise
Mar
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

My Father's Idaho: Boise

Idahoan Rifka Helton has worked to preserve thousands of photos that her father, "Red" Helton, took of the state in the 1950s and 60s when he was a professor at the University of Idaho. Rifka, a singer, set the photos to original songs and performs them in a piece she calls "My Father's Idaho."

This is a unique opportunity to see yesterday's Idaho come alive while appreciating the unique combination of wild rivers, pastoral living and abundant public lands that makes the Gem State one of the nation's most unsung states.

  • Click here to read about the project at Rifka Helton's website.
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My Father's Idaho: McCall
Mar
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

My Father's Idaho: McCall

Idahoan Rifka Helton has worked to preserve thousands of photos that her father, "Red" Helton, took of the state in the 1950s and 60s when he was a professor at the University of Idaho. Rifka, a singer, set the photos to original songs and performs them in a piece she calls "My Father's Idaho."

This is a unique opportunity to see yesterday's Idaho come alive while appreciating the unique combination of wild rivers, pastoral living and abundant public lands that makes the Gem State one of the nation's most unsung states.

  • Click here to read about the project at Rifka Helton's website.

 

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Idaho Rivers Lecture Series - Learn about Pollinators and how they help our environment.
Feb
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Idaho Rivers Lecture Series - Learn about Pollinators and how they help our environment.

On Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., please join Idaho Rivers United for our monthly lecture series at the Garden City Public Library featuring Judy Snow from the Chinden Gardeners Club and Garden City Pollinator Habitat.

It's a great time to learn about pollinators. One in every three bites of food we eat depends on pollinators. Learn about the threats to pollinators today, meet some fascinating pollinators who live among us and learn how to create safe habitat for them. We all need to help make our world safer for pollinators.

Judy is an active bee keeper, keeping both honey bees and mason beers. Her enthusiasm for protecting bees has been instrumental in bringing together government, commercial, and organizations working to save our bees. As a result of her work, Garden City Council passed a resolution in August to move forward to become the first Bee City USA in the State of Idaho and 13th in the nation.

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Read me Treasue Valley
Feb
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

Read me Treasue Valley

During part of the month of Feb. the library or IRU will be accepting submissions of art, photos, and writing expressing what the Boise River means to you. All entries will be included in a book compilation for river advocacy groups. Submissions due by Feb. 18.

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Boise Wild Rivers Night
Jan
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Boise Wild Rivers Night

Join IRU as we welcome author Tim Palmer and rafting outfitter Zach Collier for an evening of socializing, river films and beer donated by Highlands Hollow. Click here to obtain free tickets, limited to 100. First come, first served.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-rivers-night-boise-tickets-30132862202?invite&err=29&referrer&discount&affiliate&eventpassword

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Speak Up For Salmon
Nov
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Speak Up For Salmon

  • The Grove Hotel (2nd floor, Cedar Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Idaho Rivers United, Idaho Sierra Club and Idaho Conservation League for a press conference and rally in support of wild salmon. We'll gather at 5 p.m. in the Cedar Room on the second floor of the Grove Hotel in Boise on Nov. 29.

This event in support of wild salmon will take place alongside a federal open house, which will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. next door. We encourage you to attend this event and rally before attending the federal open house.

The federal meeting is one of many scheduled in the wake of a U.S. District Court ruling last May that sent dam operators back to the drawing board and set a new planning process in motion. Finding in favor of fishing businesses, conservation groups, clean energy advocates, the State of Oregon, and the Nez Perce Tribe, the decision rejected the federal agencies’ previous salmon restoration plan as illegal, inadequate and unrealistic – especially in the face of mounting climate impacts.

Advocates for a free-flowing lower Snake River are urging federal agencies to initiate a new approach by removing four high-cost, low-value dams. Fisheries biologists have long highlighted this action as the single most beneficial solution to restore dwindling salmon and steelhead populations in the Columbia River basin. Wild salmon and steelhead are a valuable and cherished resource and a part of the natural heritage across the Northwest – particularly for fishermen who use and enjoy the Clearwater, Lochsa and other tributaries to the Snake River.

The Pacific Northwest is already generating more electricity than it needs, and the modest amount of power produced by the four lower Snake River dams can be replaced with climate-friendly renewables. 

The public comment period closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

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Lewiston public meeting on dams and salmon
Nov
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Lewiston public meeting on dams and salmon

  • Red Lion Hotel Lewiston, Seaport Room (map)
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Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

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Bonners Ferry public meeting on dams and salmon
Oct
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Bonners Ferry public meeting on dams and salmon

Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments and for background materials, including suggested talking points.

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Priest River public meeting on dams and salmon
Oct
26
4:00pm 4:00pm

Priest River public meeting on dams and salmon

Federal agencies in charge of the NEPA scoping process have established a meeting schedule beginning Oct. 24 in Wenatchee, Wash. and going through mid-December. There will be four meetings in Idaho: Oct. 26 in Priest River, Oct. 27 in Bonners Ferry, Nov. 16 in Lewiston and Nov. 29 in Boise. The public comment period opens today and closes Jan. 17. Click here for additional ways to file comments.

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Native Fish of Idaho
Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Native Fish of Idaho

Did you know that the cutthroat trout is Idaho's official state fish? Learn about how this native fish's sensitivity to changing and degraded environments and its value as a sport fish make it a great barometer for the quality of Idaho's great rivers. 

Join David Cannamela, who recently retired from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, as he talks about some of Idaho's most amazing and unsung creatures and what we can do to help ensure their future.

 

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