Boise, Idaho Earth Fest 2006 Community Event Information

4.06.2006
Boise, Idaho / Treasure Valley Earth Fest 2006 Information

Atlanta Gold Mine Community Forum
Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm
Student Union Building, Jordan B.
Boise State University, Boise
The dangers of using cyanide and other toxic chemicals to process ore from a proposed gold mine near Atlanta, Idaho will be spelled out at a community forum at Boise State University. Four speakers will reveal how the proposed mine near the headwaters of the Boise River could affect the valley's drinking water, wildlife, recreation and agriculture.

Energy Forum
Monday, April 17 at 7 pm
Crystal Ballroom, 2nd Floor
The Hoff Building, 802 W. Bannock Street, Boise

Forever Wild: Walkin Jim Stoltz and Musicians United to Sustain the Environment (M.U.S.E.)
FREE multi-media Concert
This lively show combines live music, stunning photographs, stories, and poetry celebrating our nation's wild lands and rivers. More than a concert, Forever Wild uses these diverse media to create a powerful and effective show that inspires and activates audiences.

Two shows:
Tuesday, April 18 at 7 pm
Boise Little Theatre, Boise
The show is FREE, but advance tickets are required. Pick up tickets at The Record Exchange (corner of 11th & Idaho Streets).

Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm
Albertson College, Caldwell
Free concert! No advance tickets are required.

Hammer Flat Wildlife Photography and Informational Tour
Saturday, April 22 at 10 am
Meet at the entrance to Sandy Point Beach (Hwy 21, near Mile Post 9, east of Boise)
North of the Boise River and east of town, a 700 acre plateau called Hammer Flat provides critical habitat for elk, antelope, eagle, and, in cold winters, as many as 3,000 deer. Currently a developer is planning a high density, 1,350 home, residential real estate development called The Cliffs, Idaho, that will effectively terminate the plateau's ability to provide habitat for wildlife.

This hike will provide an excellent chance to view the area in question, photograph resident deer, eagles, and other animals, and gain an appreciation of what will be lost if the real estate development is allowed to go forward as planned. For more information, contact tjones@Savetheplateau.org or call (208) 631-4334.

Earth Day Morning Service Projects
Saturday, April 22 in the morning
1. IDAHO CITY - Mores Creek Floodplain Restoration - US Forest Service - planting dogwoods on dredge tailings adjacent to Mores Creek
2. BOISE - Storm Drain Marking - Partners for Clean Water - apply markers to storm drains throughout the community
3. BOISE - Owyhee Park Spruce up - Boise Parks and Recreation - mulching trees, raking leaves, picking up trash, painting
4. BOISE/HIDDEN SPRINGS - Clean up of road and wetlands - National Wildlife Federation and Open Space Program of Hidden Springs
5. BOISE - Zoo Boise - Four projects with zoo keepers, includes conservation talk - spring cleaning of enrichment barn, spring cleaning of moose exhibit (moose will not be present), clean-up of butterfly exhibit, clean-up of animal transport enclosures
6. NAMPA - Litter's Not for Critters - Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge - picking up litter at Lake Lowell
7. BOISE - trash clean up of Military Reserve - Idaho Families for Clean Water (Idaho Conservation League, Idaho Rivers United, Sierra Club)

Space is limited and registration is requierd. For more information and to register, call 345-6933. The first 400 volunteers will get a free t-shirt.

Earth Fest
Saturday, April 22 from 11 am to 4 pm
Julia Davis Park (by the train, behind Discovery Center of Idaho and the zoo)
Local food, activities for kids, educational booths, and entertainment.

Benefit Concert and Silent Auction
Saturday, April 22 from 8 pm to closing
109 S. 6th St., Boise
Cost is $5 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Idaho Environmental Educators Association.

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