Idaho's oldest Land Trust serving the entire state
Since its beginning in 1972, the Foundation's goals are to promote the acquisition, preservation, conservation and maintenance of open spaces and related ecosystems. It is organized to cooperate with community groups and governmental units within the state. The Foundation has been fortunate, in building its track record, to acquire most of its holdings by donation rather than purchase. A key element in the process is public and private trust and confidence.
The Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands is a statewide public benefit privately funded organization whose mission is to preserve and protect open space lands and unique natural, scenic settings for public benefit through various flexible conservation methods.
WHAT IT WAS: 12 acres with sewage ponds ready to be developed into houses and storage units adjacent to Idaho Shakespeare Festival amphitheater. Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands purchased with a final payment IN DECEMBER 2015.
WHAT IT IS: 12 acres of a cleaned industrial site, courtesy of EP/DEQ and generous in-kind donors. Remediation is complete with the removal of sewage ponds. Habitat restoration is next.
WHAT IT CAN BE: A nested park, a place to link with nature, a pathway for you to refresh your mind in this busy valley. The proposed Master Plan has been created and the time is now to help make it happen. As the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands and its partners proceed to move forward, our journey begins anew.
HELP SHAPE THESE 12 ACRES BY DONATING TO IDAHO GIVES.
To learn more about the 12 acre purchase, click here.