Sawtooth Salmon Festival
Aug
30
to Aug 31

Sawtooth Salmon Festival

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The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. Come see wild salmon spawning in the streams of their birth and join us a day of festivities focusing on wild Idaho, wild rivers and, most important, the magic and miracle of wild salmon.

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Idaho River Talks: water quality, mercury in Hells Canyon and Dry Creek redband trout survival
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Idaho River Talks: water quality, mercury in Hells Canyon and Dry Creek redband trout survival

The River Talk Series is back! In honor of Earth Month we will be focusing on clean water. Austin Baldwin from the U.S Geological Survey and Chris Walser, Biology Professor at College of Idaho and IRU Board Member will present their research as it pertains to water quality in Hells Canyon and Dry Creek.

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Boise River Clean up
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Boise River Clean up

Join us for a fun river clean-up with our friends, Chums and Proof Eyewear.

We will meet at 10:30 a.m. along the greenbelt directly behind 3380 Americana Terrace (near Kathryn Albertsons’ Park). Parking is available in the large parking lot directly in front of the building.

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Idaho River Talks: By the Water for the Water w/ Roots Zero Waste Market
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Idaho River Talks: By the Water for the Water w/ Roots Zero Waste Market

Help IRU welcome its newest business partner Roots Zero Waste Market and join us on February 19th to learn from Lea Rainey, Roots Zero Waste Market Founder, ways to live lighter and happier by eliminating plastics. Come hear about the 5 R’s of Zero Waste, and learn about zero waste products to take on your next adventure and discuss easy and convenient ways to live lighter for the environment.

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Free the Snake Flotilla
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Free the Snake Flotilla

Last year more than 400 people from throughout the Pacific Northwest came together and paddled 6 miles in support of the return of a free-flowing lower Snake River. This year, in recognition of the first Nimiipuu Tribal canoe in nearly a century, the Flotilla will focus on tribal land and tradition.

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Rally for the South Fork of the Salmon River
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Rally for the South Fork of the Salmon River

All lovers of Idaho's rivers are invited: fishermen, hunters, fathers, workers, boaters, mothers, waterkeepers and business owners. Join us at Art Roberts Park for camaraderie. You can travel by foot, kayak, canoe or paddleboard or whatever other vessel you like, but the point is to band together in support of the river.

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Sawtooth Salmon Festival
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Sawtooth Salmon Festival

The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. Come see wild salmon spawning in the streams of their birth and join us a day of festivities focusing on wild Idaho, wild rivers and, most important, the magic and miracle of wild salmon.

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Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day river clean-up and celebration
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day river clean-up and celebration

While we think every day ought to be Earth Day, we're thankful that we can get everyone together to do our part for our planet. Even more so, we are excited to participate in World Fish Migration Day, a day to celebrate open rivers and migrating fish. Salmon and Earth Day, what more could we ask for? Join us for a fun river clean-up with our friends, Chums, Proof Eyewear and the Idaho Sierra Club. 

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Idaho River Talks: Stories from the South Fork of the Salmon River
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho River Talks: Stories from the South Fork of the Salmon River

The South Fork of the Salmon River is a river revered for its challenging whitewater and remote experiences. With the threat of new water quality compromises from a massive mine proposed on the headwaters of the East Fork of the South Fork, people are coming together to share what this river means to them. 

Join us for a night of good food, strong brews and passioned tales from those who have braved the South Fork and are want to see it saved for future generations of elite boaters, rugged hunters and strong hikers. 

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A night of celebration and appreciation for the South Fork of the Salmon River
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

A night of celebration and appreciation for the South Fork of the Salmon River

Join Idaho Rivers United, your friends and neighbors for the night dedicated to the South Fork of the Salmon River. Come down for great beer, camaraderie, science, and stories all about the South Fork. 

The South Fork of the Salmon River is a hidden gem, deep in the Salmon River Mountains east of McCall and Cascade, Idaho. This river is loved and held dear to the hearts of those who know it. For generations, people have been drawn to the remote and wild country and pristine waters of the South Fork of the Salmon River. 

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Panel discussion: 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- The Rich Legacy of Free-Flowing Rivers in Idaho
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Panel discussion: 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act- The Rich Legacy of Free-Flowing Rivers in Idaho

The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act turns 50 this year, and IRU is participating in a Wild and Scenic rivers panel discussion at the University of Idaho with the U of I Environmental Law Society, Friends of the Clearwater, Advocates for the West, Idaho River Adventures and the U.S. Forest Service. 

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Kegs for a Kause at Payette Brewing
Apr
9
5:00 PM17:00

Kegs for a Kause at Payette Brewing

Celebrate Earth Month with IRU and Payette Brewing  

Simply put: Great Beer begins with Clean Water!

Together we can keep Idaho's water clean and pristine, and its taprooms full of great beer!  Join us at Payette Brewing and support IRU with a pint!

On April 9, from 5 to 9 p.m., 50 percent of proceeds from beer sales will be donated to IRU.

IRU staff will be on-hand for lively conservation, and Payette will host and serve beer.

 

 

 

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Idaho River Talks: chinook salmon, arsenic and the South Fork of the Salmon River
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho River Talks: chinook salmon, arsenic and the South Fork of the Salmon River

In this month's Idaho River Talks lecture Caleb Zurstadt of the U.S. Forest Service and Austin Baldwin from the U.S. Geological Survey will present about their research as it pertains to the South Fork of the Salmon River. 

The South Fork of the Salmon's headwaters are high in the Salmon River Mountains east of Cascade, Idaho, at almost 8,000 feet. The river travels for approximately 86 miles to where it meets the main stem of the Salmon River just south of Mackay Bar. Legacy impacts from mining, road construction and logging are on the mend in this river basin. 

Zurstadt is a fisheries biologist for the Payette National Forest and is an expert about on the South Fork Salmon. He will discuss his research of legacy impacts on the river and what that means for endangered chinook and threatened bull trout. Austin Baldwin, a hydrologist, knows the water quality profile of the East Fork of the South Fork of the Salmon River intimately. Baldwin will highlight factors that stress the the East Fork and impact aquatic life locally and downstream. 

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Idaho River Talks: Boise River history and navigability
Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

Idaho River Talks: Boise River history and navigability

Join two Boise River experts who will light up February's Idaho River Talks with Boise River facts and fables. 

Former IRU board member and retired Idaho Fish and Game Biologist John Heimer is a regional expert on issues related to the Boise River. Tom Chelstrom, a Boise River Water Trails expert will also present.

Heimer will guide his audience through the history and accomplishments of the Boise River, and Chelstrom will navigate them down the river he knows like the back of his hand.

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