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Learn about the 2017 ballot measure for a two-year levy fund that will help protect natural resources and enhance recreational opportunities on the Boise River and in the foothills surrounding Boise.Boise voters laid the groundwork for what is now considered one of the best features of the City – Boise’s open space reserves, in 2001. This original two-year levy raised $10 million for open space and natural resource conservation. Since then, over 10,750 acres have been set aside for wildlife habitat, to promote clean water, and to provide ample recreational opportunities. The City, in partnership with key members of the community, has been able to leverage the initial $10 million into over $37 million dollars in property. Through acquisition, donation, easement, or land exchange, this money has resulted in the protection of critical habitat, riparian corridors, rare plant communities, historic sites and potential trail connections across the Boise Front. For more information about the conservation efforts in the Boise Foothills, visit City of Boise Parks and Recreation or read our Annual Reports.

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