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Connect to conservation and be a part of protecting the best of Idaho. Join us for an outdoor adventure, find a hiking spot for your family to explore, or socialize and learn at one of our events in your community!
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Crouch Community Hall, 1022 Old Crouch Rd, Garden Valley ID
Thursday December 7, 2017
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Crouch Community Hall, 1022 Old Crouch Rd, Garden Valley ID

Garden Valley—Public Meeting on Open-pit Mine

We need you to stand up for clean water in Idaho! The U.S. Forest Service is holding public meetings on a proposed open-pit molybdenum mine a Canadian company wants to build in the Boise National Forest in Central Idaho.

American CuMo Mining Corporation wants to develop “the world’s largest open-pit accessible” molybdenum mine in the Boise River headwaters near Idaho City. This mine threatens the Boise River watershed with billions of tons of potentially toxic mine waste. ICL has continuously and successfully appealed exploration drilling over water quality concerns, but CuMo has not gone away.

The Boise River provides drinking water for our communities, irrigation for local farms and recreation for our families—and we care about what happens upstream.

This public meeting will give you the opportunity to learn more, submit comments and speak to Forest resource specialists. The meetings are open house style, meaning drop-in and learn more, anytime from 5 to 7 pm. Comments can be submitted at the meeting or anytime before January 8.

ICL will also be hosting a presentation event on January 3rd for more information and what we all need to do as a community to protect our watershed.