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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Idaho River Talks: Dollars and Sense(less) of the Lower Snake River Dams
Oct
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Idaho River Talks: Dollars and Sense(less) of the Lower Snake River Dams

  • College of Idaho Boone Building Lecture Hall 103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Restoring the lower Snake River is about biology, ecology and culture. Perhaps more than anything else, however, it's about economics. Boise-based economist Anthony Jones has conducted multiple studies showing the lower Snake River dams don't even pay their own way. Join us for this incredible opportunity to hear one of the region's most respected economists dig into the dollars and sense of the lower Snake River dams.

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Saving Salmon: Idaho Rivers Talks with reporter and author, Rocky Barker
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Saving Salmon: Idaho Rivers Talks with reporter and author, Rocky Barker

Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker has been researching and writing about environmental issues in Idaho for more than two decades. In 2017 Barker invested more than six months of time and energy to report about Idaho's endangered salmon and the social, economic and cultural implications of their decline. His package of investigative articles and videos, Saving Salmon, goes beyond normal day-to-day reporting and reveals the scope of this pressing environmental issue.

 

Barker will discuss what he learned and what he views as challenges and opportunities for Idahoans and Idaho's salmon, and show videos he and his team produced for the series. 

 

Barker is author of "Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America" and "Saving All the Parts, Reconciling Economics and the Endangered Species Act:" His record of solid reporting and storytelling has made him a household name throughout the Pacific Northwest. He is a 36-year veteran of the newsroom and has been recognized with accolades from numerous professional journalism organizations. 

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A Wild and Scenic River Evening With Tim Palmer
Oct
18
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Wild and Scenic River Evening With Tim Palmer

Join us for an evening with author and photographer Tim Palmer for a presentation on America's Wild and Scenic Rivers. Palmer is author of dozens of books, but among his most noteworthy is "Wild and Scenic Rivers of America," originally published in 1993. Palmer has re-written sections of the book and republished the work for the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. 

The event will be at Idaho River Sports. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m.

More from the publisher about the book, re titled "Wild and Scenic Rivers: an American Legacy":

The rivers of America flow from mountains, forests, and grasslands with astonishing beauty, essential to all life. Many of the best of these streams have been safeguarded under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968—America's premier program for the protection of our finest natural waterways.
 
Wild and Scenic Rivers celebrates this creative conservation initiative with 160 stunning photographs and a lively history involving citizen activists, scientists, dedicated public officials, and enlightened political leaders. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer illuminates the values of this irreplaceable system of free-flowing streams, probes its problems, and addresses its future.
 
With a depth of experience dating almost to the inception of the wild and scenic rivers program, Palmer has captured the splendor and essence of our most extraordinary rivers with his camera, and he has told their remarkable story as no one else could do.

Idaho River Sports
Located on Quinn's Pond
& Esther Simplot Park
Boise, Idaho 83702

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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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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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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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Wild salmon delivery in Boise from Pride of Bristol Bay
Oct
1
11:00am11:00am

Wild salmon delivery in Boise from Pride of Bristol Bay

This fall is an opportunity to stock your freezer with wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fillets and portions. Pride of Bristol Bay will have fresh frozen sockeye salmon in Boise. To order and reserve your share visit prideofbristolbay.com.

Pride of Bristol Bay will be in Boise Oct. 1 @ Idaho Angler S. Vista

Bristol will also cook a Salmon BBQ from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$15 - all proceeds benefit IRU and ICL

The menu includes: 
Warm Smoked Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon
Organic mixed greens form 100 Springs Farm in Hagerman w/sesame ginger dressing
Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes from M+M Heath Farm in Buhl
Water or a Local Brew
 

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A Vision for Wild Salmon in Idaho
Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

A Vision for Wild Salmon in Idaho

Tom Stuart has been fighting for wild salmon recovery in Idaho for more than 20 years. He's an avid angler, former Stanley business owner and ardent advocate for restoring this signature Idaho species.  On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Stuart will present at the Garden City Public library about the long path traveled toward restoring endangered salmon--and about the exciting opportunities now unfolding.

Join Idaho Rivers United at the Garden City Public Library to hear Stuart discuss what's in store for wild salmon and fish in Idaho and how you can play a part in this amazing species' survival.

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Wild salmon delivery in Ketchum from Pride of Bristol Bay
Sep
18
to Sep 19

Wild salmon delivery in Ketchum from Pride of Bristol Bay

This fall is an opportunity to stock your freezer with wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fillets and portions. Pride of Bristol Bay will have fresh frozen sockeye salmon in Ketchum. To order and reserve your share visit prideofbristolbay.com. Pride of Bristol Bay will be in Ketchum Sept. 18 and in Boise Oct. 1.

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Sawtooth Salmon Festival
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Sawtooth Salmon Festival

Join us for a day and a half of education and revelry in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition and features tours of wild salmon spawning in their natal streams. We're  also reviving the wild salmon dinner this year!

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