If you love the Foothills, Saturday, May 17, is your chance to show how much by helping Boise Parks and Recreation with its sixth annual Tending Our Foothills trail user survey. Boise Parks and Rec is looking for teams of two or three volunteers willing to post up at trailheads for four-hour shifts and hand out a one-page survey to trail users.
Trailheads include Camel's Back, up Eighth Street, Lower Hull's Gulch, Miller Gulch off Bogus Basin Road, Cottonwood in the Military Reserve, Table Rock, Polecat and more. The day is divvied up into three four-hour shifts: 7-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and 3-7 p.m. If you have a favorite trailhead, let Parks and Rec know, and they'll do their best to get you assigned to that spot.
The surveys gathered will be used for grant applications, a better understanding of trail users and management plans for the 140 miles of trails and open space around the Treasure Valley. Survey volunteers receive a free T-shirt. No hiking is required.