Idaho BHA organized a clean-up project along the Salmon River on August 3rd. Volunteers floated the river on rafts and inflatable kayaks on two different sections of BLM land near Salmon and Challis. Thirteen people enjoyed the day on the water and put in some elbow great to pull, bag and remove invasive spotted knapweed. The team also found and removed old tires, pieces of rusty metal, plastic pipe and other trash. The Salmon River is an iconic American waterway and thanks to these volunteers, the fish and wildlife habitat is in better shape today. The dedication to public lands and waters is clearly evidenced by the fact that some folks drove from as far away as Boise and McCall.
We would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for helping with this projects:
- BLM for helping us organize this project.
- The Pork Peddler in Salmon for providing pulled pork for lunch
- Salmon River Scenic Run for providing life jackets