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Trading Pollution for Cleaner Water: A Boise River Water Quality Forum

July 30, 2019
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
The Crystal Ballroom
Hoff Building
802 w. Bannock
Boise, ID

Join Idaho Environmental Forum and the City Club of Boise on July 30 for the first in a series of Boise River discussions!

The Boise River is often called the lifeblood of our valley, and for good reason. It provides water for drinking, agriculture, fish, beauty, and endless recreation opportunities.

But who keeps it clean enough to meet all those needs? Does our current regulatory system do enough to ensure it stays as clean as it should be? Can anything be done about water pollution that regulations don’t address?

On Tuesday, July 30 we’ll welcome Mary Anne Nelson with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Ron Tiedemann with Clean Water Partners LLC, and Christy Meyer with The Freshwater Trust for a discussion of Idaho’s traditional water quality regulatory framework and the innovative ways that Clean Water Partners, The Freshwater Trust and others propose to create and trade pollution credits.

Forum Chair - Marie Kellner

Moderator - Andy Brunelle


Registration Deadline - Friday, July 26th at 12:00 pm



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August 21, 2019
1:30 - 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 - 4:30 pm Presentation
4:45 - 6:00 pm River Float, Boise River
6:00 pm 30th Anniversary Celebration and BBQ, Ann Morrison
Barber Park Event Center
4049 S Eckert Rd
Boise, ID

Join us in celebrating our 30th Year Anniversary at this year's annual Boise River Conference. Exactly 30 years ago to the date, IEF held it's first forum with Governor Cecil Andrus as the featured speaker. The rest is history!

Below is a preliminary schedule for the event - more details on topics and speakers will be forthcoming.

1:30 pm - Registration

2:00 pm - Opening Remarks by Mayor Bieter (invited)

2:15 - 2:50 pm - Exit Interview with Ron Abramovich: Reflections from the Snow Man

2:50 - 3:30 pm - Barber Dam Hydroelectric Project Relicensing: A look back and what's coming

3:30 – 3:50 pm - Break

3:50 - 4:30 pm - Barber Pool Has Gone to the Birds: Our feathered friends along the Boise River and Barber Pool management

4:45 pm - River Float

6:00 pm - 30th Anniversary Celebration and BBQ at Ann Morrison Park, Old Timer's Shelter

Forum Chairs - Mike Murray and Brandy Wilson


Registration Deadline - Monday, August 19th at 12:00 pm



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