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The Boise Fire Department, Boise Parks and Recreation, St. Luke's and Idaho River Sports Team Up to Make Life Jackets More Accessible.  We are happy to be working with the City of Boise and key community partners to ramp up efforts to connect local families with water safety resources and create stronger water safety awareness. We worked with MTI, one of our great PFD suppliers, to bring in a broad selection of highly rated vests for the first phase of the effort and supplied staff and resources to fit the kids correctly.  The new program, centered on providing life jackets to children,...

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Boise, Idaho via the Idaho Statesman. We're excited and thankful to announce we've been voted as the "Best Local Outfitter" by Idaho Statesman readers; and we were also selected as runner-up for "Best Whitewater Outfitter" behind our friends at Cascade Raft and Kayak! This year the Best of Treasure Valley was expanded to include 107 people, places and things that Idaho Statesman readers could vote for in their annual survey of all things Treasure Valley. Click here to see all the winners  As Steve Stuebner, one of our favorite local outdoor authors, puts it, "Boise is the best base camp in America. I...

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E. coli, Esther Simplot Park, Quinn's Pond -

#quinnspond Tweets June, 2017 test results indicated high levels of E. coli bacteria in Quinn's Pond and the ponds at Esther Simplot Park. June 30, 2017 the City of Boise has reopened Quinn's pond with restrictions for dogs. Esther Simplot Park ponds to remain closed until further notice.  Check out the June 30th Idaho Statesman article for more by clicking here. E.Coli Background & Info According to experts in the science of water borne bacteria, the only way E. coli can make you sick is through oral ingestion. According to plasmidology experts, the contamination likely originates from a multitude of...

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Reported May 11th by Dale Keys  We headed up to run the South Fork Boise today at 8500 CFS.  A group that ran it yesterday sent us a photo of a log to look out for (LogMay10) that would be fairly easy to miss. We hiked out across the mesa above Neal Bridge to get a look at it on the way up and there was a new strainer (LogMay11) all the way across the river.This is about a mile below Buffalo Creek. Needless to say we bagged the trip. This is a deadly strainer. You can't see it until...

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Boise, Boise Whitewater Park, Kayak, SUP, Surf -

Boise Parks & Recreation and McMillan Jacobs Associates held an open house on November 2, 2016 to discuss the updated design of Phase II of the Boise Whitewater Park. Also in attendance was Scott Shipley of S2O Design. The original conceptual design was presented in 2014. The concept plan outlined in-river construction and replacement of the Farmers Union Canal diversion downriver from the pedestrian bridge below the existing Phase 1 Harry Morrison Dam and our surf/kayak waveshapers. Development of the Boise Whitewater Park has been tied closely to planning and permitting for the new Esther Simplot Park and will be...

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