Caring for Parks


On-going Programs - Adopt the Greenbelt

Tree WrappingFrom tubing in the summer to year-round wildlife viewing, the tree-lined Boise River provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Additionally, the natural area along the river, known as the riparian zone, provides critical habitat for wildlife; ranging from birds, including bald eagles, to mammals such as mule deer.

Boise Parks and Recreation maintains approximately 25 miles of greenbelt along the river, which is no small task. It takes a lot of work to keep the greenbelt and river safe, clean, and healthy for both us and our wild neighbors to use, and volunteers play an essential role in helping us do so.

The Adopt-the-Greenbelt program is a wonderful way for families, groups or businesses to take an active stewardship role in maintaining the health and ecological integrity of the Boise River Greenbelt. Program participants adopt a 2/3-mile section of the Greenbelt for one year, to monitor the area for trash and invasive plants and help with other maintenance needs.

For more information, review our Adopt the Greenbelt Program Description.

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

Qualifications Required

  • Adopt the Greenbelt Volunteer Orientation Must be Complete
  • Volunteer Handbook Review Must be Complete
  • Volunteer Waiver Must be Complete