Three high school students from Boise did something an Idahoan hasn’t done in about thirty years. They won what’s called the U.S. Presidential Environmental Youth Award. Their successful project helped restore a part of the Boise River.
Timberline High School juniors Carl Breidenbach, William D’Onofrio, and Nathan Wong teamed up on the restoration project in Southeast Boise. Inspiration came from a popular summer activity. "When we were floating the river with Nathan, we noticed that people were just trampling the beach. The vegetation had been decimated," says Breidenbach.