Citizens Planning Academy Session

Our First Citizens Planning Academy Session is Coming Up!

Subject: Working Effectively with ACHD
When: Wed. Aug. 3 from 6 – 7pm
Where: Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center, 514 W. Jefferson Street, Room 135

The room is right next to the door on the eastern side, and it’s easiest if you enter there. Parking is available behind the building on the eastern side in the spots marked “visitor.” RSVP to Deanna if you plan to attend.

ACHD staff will discuss the following:
Development – how to be involved, policies, etc.
Plans & Projects – how to be involved
Community Programs – how to submit project requests
Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise have teamed up to create the Citizens Planning Academy. We will hold monthly sessions on the first Wednesday of each month at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The purpose of the Academy is to help citizens interested in participating in planning efforts throughout the Treasure Valley—from regional to the neighborhood—to understand how to become effective advocates on land use, transportation and other planning topics. Each session will cover one topic. We will bring in staff or other knowledgeable presenters for each session and discussion will be encouraged. The sessions are free and open to anyone.

Nominate a Great Neighbor for the Good Neighbor Award!

If you know a great neighbor that deserves recognition for their contributions to the community, nominate them for the Mayor’s Awards for Good Neighbors! Nominations are for residents, businesses, and organizations. Nominations need to be turned in by Sept. 1, 2016.

For more information on the Good Neighbor program or to nominate a good neighbor, go to

Good Neighbor Award

Boise River WMA Fire Rehab

Boise River WMA Fire Rehab
Boise River WMA fire July 2016 / Photo by Krista MullerBoise River WMA fire July 2016Creative Commons Licence Krista Muller for IDFG

Idaho Fish and Game is assessing the aftermath of the fires on the Boise River WMA and is in the planning stage for rehabilitation work. We are working closely with other agencies and entities to develop a collaborative approach to the rehabilitation needs.

We will be utilizing interested volunteers this coming fall for seedling planting and native seed collection, with more rehab work in the months to follow. We are pleased at the substantial response of people willing to volunteer to assist in the rehabilitation, and if you are interested in volunteering – please go to the following website and fill out the form to volunteer.

Fire Rehab

We will contact you when rehab plans are complete. Thank you for your willingness to help.

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