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Boise Watershed Watch

Main Project Information
Presented By Boise WaterShed Education Center, USGS, DEQ, City of Meridian, City of Caldwell, Partners for Clean Water, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and SUEZ
Goal Create a snapshot of the health of the Boise River watershed.
Task A trainer will help you monitor water quality.

Get a snapshot of the health of the Boise River watershed by monitoring water quality! Citizen groups, schools, families, and individuals are invited to participate in this fun event which takes place at numerous sites along the Boise River and tributaries from Lucky Peak to the Snake River. No experience necessary! A knowledgeable trainer will meet you at your assigned location to assist with monitoring. Data collection includes: temperature, pH, DO, turbidity, TSS, E. coli, Phosphorus, macroinvertebrate and invasive species assessment. The event typically takes place the second Saturday in October from 10:00 am - Noon.

How to Join Click the "Request to join" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest!

Contact the City of Boise's WaterShed Environmental Education Center at 208-608-7244 or

Project Timing Only held in the fall
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes
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Media Mentions
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Tags boise, invasive species, macroinvertebrate, macroinvertebrates, water quality, watershed
Project Updated 08/21/2017