Treasure Valley Parks

Project Profile

Project Location

Boise, Nampa, and Meridian, ID

Project Operator

Treasure Valley Canopy Network

Project Type

Planting

Status

Pending

Contact

Lance Davisson coordinator@tvcanopy.net

The Treasure Valley Municipal Parks Project is a partnership between the Treasure Valley Canopy Network (Network) and cities of Boise, Nampa and Meridian. Located at the heart of Idaho’s Treasure Valley, this is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Our cities are committed to building healthy and vibrant public spaces for all citizens to enjoy.

This project will plant approximately 600 trees in six municipal parks throughout the Treasure Valley. Treasure Valley communities value our parks and open spaces as key assets to support a healthy environment and healthy people. As our population grows, we are faced with decreases in air and water quality, increasing levels of obesity and income disparity among our population.The trees will provide residents of various socioeconomic categories with recreational opportunities resulting in healthier environments and people. 

This project is the first pilot in the Treasure Valley City Forest Credits Program, administered by the Treasure Valley Canopy Network. As the Network continues to build collaborative partners and planting projects, we anticipate many more opportunities for financial support of our regional program.

Over the next 25 years, these trees will provide over $360,000 in ecosystem services that will benefit our region’s environment and its citizens. Over the next 50 years, the trees could provide almost $700,000 in rainfall interception, energy savings, air quality improvements, and storage of CO2.

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