Now that summer is in full swing, we hope that you can get out and enjoy the gorgeous views that this valley we call home offers. We are busy as ever here at the Wood River Land Trust, keeping our trails clean and our rivers healthy. If you'd like to follow along with our latest news, sign up for our monthly E-Newletter today!
The Wood River Land Trust Riverfest has been a beloved community event that brings us together after the Fourth of July Parade. It’s been a celebration of our love of this place we all call home – featuring bands, kids’ activities, and local food booths all in the presence of our beloved Big Wood River. This year, out of an abundance of caution for our friends and neighbors, the Wood River Land Trust is reimaging Riverfest.
During this time of social distancing and COVID-19 uncertainty, more than ever, the Big Wood River has been a source of happiness for our community. From walking along its banks while social distancing, to watching trout spawning below the Bow Bridge in Hailey, many of us have reconnected with and rediscovered our love of the Big Wood River.
The Wood River Land Trust’s re-imagined Riverfest is inviting the community to write a love letter to the river. As you’re spending time with your family on the 4th of July this year, consider taking a walk at one of the Land Trust’s preserves. “Story Stations” will be set up at the Draper Wood River Preserve in Hailey, Howard Preserve in Bellevue, and Box Car Bend Preserve up in Ketchum.
Thanks to people like you, the new Simons Bauer Preserve, will provide critical wildlife habitat as well as another refuge for people to enjoy the peace of nature. We opened a section of the Preserve early in response to the urgent need for more space. Over the next several months, we’ll be working to secure the rest of the funding needed to restore wildlife habitat and establish more trails to connect the Haiely Greenway trails into Croy Canyon.
It’s a new beginning, a ray of hope, a jump-start to this spring and summer as we pull together and move through this trying time. Your generosity and compassion will make that possible—and for that we are so very grateful. If ever our community needed to come together it is now.
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