The city of Boise is opening a new glass recycling drop-off location in East Boise near the Idaho Botanic Gardens on August 31, 2012.The new site replaces the popular drop off location at the old Armory building (801 Reserve Street). The Armory site – which was sold recently by the City to a private developer – will be closed permanently for glass collection on August 30.
The new east Boise glass recycling drop-off is located at the Idaho State Historical Society building at 2205 E. Goodman Street. This location is conveniently located off Warm Springs Avenue and adjacent to the Idaho Botanical Gardens (IBG). Goodman Street is the “back entrance” to the IBG.
Thanks to the efforts of Julia Grant at the Boise Parks office (Foothills and Open Space Manager) a roaming chipper will be dispatched to the Foothills East neighborhood each Saturday in September to aid is brush removal efforts. The residences that are part of the program are noted with a yellow dot on the map below. Look for a door hanger soon about the project!
At our annual EENA meeting last May we had a poster display of the FIRE Up survey of most of the Foothills East area and this information was conveyed to the more than 150 people who attended the meeting. City staff from the Boise Fire Department and from the Planning and Zoning office attended and answered questions.
In addition, our EENA board and one of our interested neighbors discussed the topic at a board meeting this spring. That meeting was the inspiration to look into this program. While many neighborhoods around Boise have been conducting projects to remove brush that can be a wildfire hazard, the EENA area also needs some attention. This summer’s wildfires in Idaho and the intermountain west have been a wake up call that urban areas are vulnerable from wildfire and the so-called “Wildland-Urban Interface” (WUI) is a particular focus needing continued attention and work across the western United States. Now it’s our turn.
We fully endorse the plan and want to inform the neighborhood about the availability of the roaming chipper with this article on our website about the project. We will also alert our Facebook followers of the availability of the roaming chipper.
Also, look for door hangers soon if you live in one of the residences that has a yellow dot on the map above.
Typical slash pile in front of an East End home, waiting for the chipper.
During this summer your East End Neighborhood Association board has been hard at work to implement the new parking district that will protect neighborhood residents from excessive street parking during the upcoming inaugural high school football season at Dona Larsen Park.
The first game is August 24th, and that’s a big enough deal that local artist Ward Hooper developed a commemorative poster shown at left, and available for purchase at his website (at this time no price is indicated).
A copy of the poster is on the bulletin board at M&W on Warm Springs Avenue.
As East Enders we can say without hesitation GO BRAVES!
So with the game coming in less than two weeks we were wondering if the Boise School District had made any progress on securing spectator parking. Conversations with representatives of Boise State University and with Boise City Planning and Zoning staff in late June indicated parties were close to securing parking agreements. We were told, “The URS Agreement is the annual agreement between the University and MK Plaza Trust for use of the URS lot for Boise State football games. We are still waiting on MK Plaza Trust’s approval of our latest changes to the agreement, which include the addition of high school events at Dona Larsen Park. We do not anticipate any problems in getting it approved, but that agreement is also not yet finalized.”