Wednesday, July 4, 2007

News Briefs


Trail Creek Fire investigation ongoing

The investigation into the Trail Creek Fire is still ongoing, said Joe Griffin, Forest Service law enforcement officer with the Ketchum Ranger District.

Investigators haven't yet determined the exact cause of the blaze, which burned 290 acres in Trail Creek near Boundary Creek campground.

Redfish Lake campground to close

The Point Campground and day use area at Redfish Lake will close for reconstruction on July 9 and will remain closed for the remainder of the season, a press release from the Sawtooth National Forest states.

Since the campground and day use area was built in the early 1960s it has received a high amount of use that has resulted in deterioration to the infrastructure in the area. During the reconstruction project, facilities will be replaced or improved where necessary.

For more information on the reconstruction project contact the Sawtooth National Forest's Stanley Ranger Station at (208) 774-3000.

ERC seeking recycling volunteers

The Environmental Resource Center is looking for volunteers to help out with its Recycling Initiatives at Special Events (RISE) program, a press release from the Ketchum-based organization states. The program gives attendees at concerts, festivals, parades and other special events in the Wood River Valley the opportunity to conveniently recycle.

Over the past five years, RISE volunteers have helped reduce waste at special events by 42 percent, which has translated into more than 80,000 pounds of recyclables kept out of the landfill, the ERC press release states.

Anyone interested in volunteering with RISE this summer should contact the ERC at (208) 726-4333.




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