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Trout                  08-Sep-06  

Subject: September Meeting
From: Trout
Email: tutedtrue@aol.com
Date: 08-Sep-06

Wednesday, September 13, Chapter Meeting – Atlanta Gold Company, a largely Canadian owned concern, is proposing to build an open-pit, cyanide heap leach mine 3 miles south of Atlanta in the headwaters of the Boise River. The Boise River has native redband and bull trout, and provides excellent habitat and fishing close to Boise. The mine proposal calls for the excavation of two pits, and the transportation of thousands of trucks containing diesel fuel, cyanide, and other dangerous chemicals along the North and Middle Forks of the Boise.

On Wednesday September 13, 2006, Bruce Schuld of Idaho’s Department of Environmental Quality and Chapter President James Piotrowski will discuss the Atlanta Gold proposal, the likelihood of its construction, the fantastic fisheries on the Middle and North Forks of the Boise River, and the possible effects on the fishery if the proposal becomes reality. Everyone who loves the Boise River should attend to learn more about the proposal, what your Chapter is doing and how to get involved in protecting Boise’s “Backyard River.”

In addition Pam Smolczynski, TU’s Boise River Watershed Restoration Coordinator, will describe her work on restoring dredge tailings along Mores Creek near Idaho City, and future mine restoration projects.

The meeting will take place at the M-K Nature Center behind the Fish and Game offices on Walnut Street in Boise. Fly-tying starts at 6:30, and the program at 7:30.

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