I hope you have been taking lots of photos this year as you lived, worked, or played within the Henry's Fork watershed, because the Foundation is sponsoring a photo contest. Photos must have been taken within the watershed during calendar year 2015. So you still have time to get out and snap a few more photos. Winter is coming, and snow pictures are great.
We need volunteers to help us clean our Adopt-A-Highway section of U.S. 20 in Island Park. We plan to meet Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at Elk Creek Station.We will have the necessary vests, trash bags, and safety signs. Please be sure to dress warm and bring gloves and a hat. We will also have bottled water on hand for our volunteers, and we'll spring for pizza afterward.
You did it! 102 of you donated $35,658.44 to the Henry's Fork Foundation during Idaho Gives on Thursday, putting us at No. 1 in total collections among all the charities! We are pleased to announce Eric Pauly won the Hyde Drift Boat so generously donated by LaMoyne Hyde and crew at Hyde Drift Boats in Idaho Falls. We can't thank you all enough for your generous support during this Idaho day of giving.
Idaho Fish and Game will be electrofishing on two stretches of the Henry's Fork over the next two weeks. They will be electrofishing the Vernon-to-Chester stretch on May 6, 7, and 14, and Box Canyon on May 11, 12, and 18. All dates are pretty firm barring any unforeseen equipment issues or weather conditions (e.g. lightning).
Regional Fisheries Biologist
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
The Henry's Fork Foundation's 2014 Annual Report has just been posted online. It contains reports and photos of our major projects plus a list of the hours and money we spent on projects in 2014. A special pull-out section chronicles the first 30 years of the Foundation to commemmorate our 30th anniversary. We listed our donors for the year, including the new Legacy Society of those who have remembered the Foundation in their estate planning. And you can read what some folks said when we asked them what kind of impact the Foundation made in its first 30 years.
The Henry's Fork Watershed Council annual field tour August 12, 2014, include stops at the Sheridan Creek Restoration Project on Green Canyon Road west of Island Park Reservoir, Island Park Dam, Box Canyon boat ramp, and Chester Dam. We started out with about 40 people, and added and lost a few throughout the day. I always learn a lot on these field trips, and this one was no exception. I am impressed with the work done by the Watershed Council and its co-facilitators, the Henry's Fork Foundation and the Fremont-Madison Irrigation District.