Caring for Parks


On-going Programs - Pollinator Posse

Due to a range of factors, including habitat loss, pollinator populations across the globe have experienced drastic decline. Some species, such as the monarch butterfly, have declined 80 - 90% over the last few decades. Not good!

To help turn the tide, Boise Parks and Recreation is working hard to provide high quality, pollinator habitat by planting, monitoring and maintaining dedicated pollinator areas in Boise Parks. These areas can be fairly labor intensive to maintain, however, which is where you come in!

We are looking for some pollinator champions to help us care for these important areas. Through regularly scheduled work days, participants will help plant new pollinator plants as needed, add mulch to planting beds, remove weeds, monitor for pollinator use, etc. Work days will vary, meaning they can take place during the work week or on weekends.

We will kick things off for the season at Mariposa Park, on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Depending on participation, the day will consist of planting native pollinator plants, weeding beds, and adding bark mulch to help keep weeds down.

Join us for this new and important program, to help us care for our local pollinators!

Volunteers must review the City of Boise Volunteer Handbook to participate.

Qualifications Required

  • Volunteer Handbook Review Must be Complete
  • Volunteer Waiver Must be Complete

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Saturday, April 04, 2020 9:00 AM 1:00 PM