This is your last chance to send your comments to the Army Corps of Engineers or sign the petition against a new dam on the Boise River. The public comment period ends on July 31, 2010. Send your comments to:
Ellen Berggren, Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Boise Outreach, 304 N. 8th St., Room 150
Boise, ID 83702
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information is available on the Boise River webpage: www.idahorivers.org/protectrivers/boiseriver
A New Threat to the Boise River!
Gigantic Open Pit Mine Under Study
A long-awaited public comment period has opened on the CuMo project (July 23, 2010), potentially the largest open pit mine in Idaho. An entire mountain could be removed, putting Mores Creek, Grimes Creek and the Boise River at great risk. The Forest Service is now accepting comments on the final exploration plan that includes building 12 miles of new road and drilling 122 more holes.
Comments will be accepted until August 23, 2010. For more information please see CUMO Mine webpage: http://www.mosquitogold.com/ and visit the Boise National Forest website: Project Contact: Russell Hicks: email@example.com.
CuMo Public Meetings and Teach-In
Idaho Families for Clean Water is holding a teach-in on the CuMo Project on August 12, at 7 p.m., at Doubletree Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden. Attend and learn about this massive project and what you can do to protect the Boise River.
The Forest Service is holding three public meetings:
Crouch Community Hall, Crouch, Idaho, August 7, noon to 3pm
Doubletree Riverside Hotel, Boise, Idaho, August 12, 6-9 pm
Idaho City Community Center, Idaho City, Idaho, August 13, 4-7 pm
Contact Liz Paul
Boise River Campaign
Idaho Rivers United