Out and About: Upcoming events

May 8, 2014 

TROUT UNLIMITED CASTING TOURNAMENT IS MAY 10

The Ted Trueblood chapter will host the event at Eagle Island State Park. It is a fund raiser for the South Fork of the Boise River, which was damaged by wildfire and mudslides. The tournament is similar to a golf course with four-person teams casting from a series of stations. Registration is 7:30 a.m. for gold division teams and 10:30 for silver division teams. Admission is $500 per team for gold division and $160 for silver, which includes a catered lunch. For details go to tedtruebloodtu.org/flycasting.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FOOTHILLS SURVEY MAY 17

The sixth annual trail users survey will be used for management of the 140 miles and thousands of acres of open space on the Boise Front. Teams of two to three volunteers are needed in four-hour shifts from 7 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. at 12 trailheads throughout the Boise Foothills.

REI is providing free T-shirts for all survey volunteers. To sign up go to bit.ly/bprvolunteers and type "Tending our Foothills" in the search box or contact Jerry Pugh at jpugh@cityofboise.org or call 608-7617.

SWAN FALLS DAM OPEN TO FOOT TRAFFIC DAILY

The footpath across the dam has been opened after being closed for several weeks for a construction project, Idaho Power said. Hikers can cross the dam and get to the west side of the Snake River, accessing miles of hiking. Swan Falls Dam is located 20 miles south of Kuna on Swan Falls Road.

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