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BSU launches clean water project on Boise River

Boise State is working to build a new water conservation project along the Boise River.

A new river side channel will be built at the Intermountain Bird Observatory’s Diane Moore Nature Center which is located off Highway 21 in East Boise.

BoiseDev told you about the new center last fall.

“We are digging out dirt to open the river flow back up to normal levels,” education director Heidi Ware Carlisle said.

IBO is a non-profit research branch of Boise State which also provides outdoor learning opportunities for students and community members.

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“It will be great to have the side-channel,” she said. “It will allow water flow through a new spot and will also provide new habitat for fish and other wildlife.”

[Plan would enhance key habitat area along Boise River]

In addition, the project, which is funded by Micron, will improve water quality and mitigate flooding.

“The site will become a place to enjoy, learn about, respect and cherish the Boise River,” IBO’s Gregory Kaltenecker said.

Construction on the river will begin next fall and last 4-6 months.

The City of Boise also provided a grant to build trails and boardwalks on the 20 acres filled with wildlife and natural habitat.

For more information on Boise State’s Intermountain Bird Observatory, click here.

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