Zoo Boise and the Friends of Zoo Boise will contribute $100,000 from the Zoo Boise Conservation Fund to replant native vegetation in the Table Rock area that was destroyed by wildfire the end of June.
Boise and the Ridge to Rivers partnership will use the money to buy and plant native seeds and seedlings that can be transplanted next spring. Zoo Boise, which is part of the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, will organize volunteers to help in the spring.
The funds from Zoo Boise’s conservation fee, charged as part of the zoo’s admission and costs for certain zoo activities, are designated to help protect wildlife in Idaho and around the world. Zoo Boise has contributed nearly $2 million to global conservation efforts. The Friends of Zoo Boise approved funding for the Table Rock effort at a special meeting July 6.