IRU makes Treefort debut

March is a time when Boise comes together to celebrate community and culture. For the fifth year this week, that celebration takes the form of a variety of Forts that are collectively part of the Treefort Music Festival, an annual event that in many ways has put Boise back on the map. 


There’s Treefort itself, with more than 500 bands at venues across downtown Boise. There’s also Storyfort, Yogafort, Foodfort, Alefort and, new this year, Treefort Serve365, which Idaho Rivers United is thrilled to be a part of.

The idea behind Treefort Serve365 is to give festival goers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with local nonprofits and learn how they can become involved with issues important to them. IRU will have a booth (Not a traditional tabling booth! Come check us out!) outside the Treefort main stage at the corner of Grove and 11th Streets from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 26.

Treefort organizers will also expand their community engagement to include a Volunteer to Career panel at which nonprofit professionals will discuss the advantages volunteers have as job seekers. The panel will be held at The Owyhee Plaza Hotel on Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m.

In 2015, Treefort was named the City of Boise’s Cultural Ambassador, and organizers are proud their event reflects the city’s vibrant culture and scene. We’re excited that clean, free-flowing rivers that support the communities, people, fish and wildlife that depend on them are part of that this year.

Visit the following links for more information about the Treefort Music Festival, and check back Saturday night to see pictures from our Treefort interactive photo booth.