To celebrate Silver Creek Preserve's 35th anniversary, The Nature Conservancy is offering a summer full of fun activities for you to enjoy. All events are free to the public.
For more than three decades, Silver Creek has remained one of the Conservancy's priorities in Idaho. The project has grown from the initial acquisition of the preserve to a protection effort that includes 22 donated conservation easements conserving nearly 10,000 acres in the valley--almost the entire main stem of the creek.
The Conservancy continues to work on active restoration projects, research and protection efforts. At its heart, Silver Creek remains a place for you to enjoy--to fish, to canoe, to bird, to photograph. The following activities offer other ways to enjoy your preserve.
Phone 208-788-7910 for more information.
May 19, 6-9 pm - Evening birding with Larry Barnes, meeting at the visitor center.
May 21 - Wood River Land Trust canoe float (contact WRLT for details).
May 24 - Learn about Silver Creek's water resources with Maria Loinas, Ph.D. student working at Silver Creek.
May 26 - Picabo Hills hike for wildlife and wildflower viewing. This is a strenuous hike through rugged terrain (no trail). Bring lunch and water.
May 27 - Friends of Silver Creek canoe float (3 pm) and barbecue (5 pm). Activities include: floating the creek, scouting for opening day.
May 27 through August 26 - Sam Beebe photographic exhibition and vintage Silver Creek photos exhibit, The Community Library, Ketchum
May 28 - Opening day of trout season! Barbecue (12-3 pm) at the visitor center.
June 4 - Picabo Hills hike for wildlife and wildflower viewing with the Idaho Conservation League. This is a strenuous hike through rugged terrain (no trails). Bring lunch and water.
June 11, 8-11 am - Birding with Bernie Smith, meeting at the visitor center.
June 18, 2 pm - Father's Day eve canoe float. Please call to register.
June 30 - Silver Creek 35th Anniversary Party.
July 9, 2 pm - Canoe float. Please call to register.
July 14, 5-8 pm - Wine and watercolors on the porch of the visitor center. Learn techniques and talk about color over a glass of wine.
August 27, 2 pm - End of summer canoe float. Please call to register.
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The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.