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Boise WaterShed Exhibits begins fundraising campaign for river campus

Unknown-3The nonprofit Boise WaterShed Exhibits has begun its campaign to raise $650,000 for the new outdoor teaching area to be called Boise WaterShed River Campus, and for interior exhibits in the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center. The group received checks worth almost $100,000 at an event March 5.

Republic Services of Idaho donated $56,000 to fund an urban grid, which will teach children about our impact on water resources. United Water of Idaho donated $35,000 to fund an interpretive path through the WaterShed campus. Bank of the Cascades donated $2,000.

The River Campus and the interior upgrades continue a partnership between the City and the non-profit Boise WaterShed Exhibit. The new 2-plus acre Boise WaterShed River Campus will feature hands-on outdoor exhibits telling the valley’s water story from Lucky Peak Reservoir to the Snake River and between. Incorporating interactive public art pieces, the River Campus will hold the largest collection of public art in Idaho. It will be completed in June 2016.

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