Health and Wellness

It’s easy to take for granted some of the most important benefits of the Boise River, including the easy access to fresh local food it makes possible and the easy access to beautiful, safe places where people of all ages can connect with nature and be active. The Boise River provides affordable supplies of clean water for the home or community gardener and puts fresh fruits and vegetables packed with flavor and nutrition on the menu. The Boise River also provides incredible opportunities for outdoor activity including walking, biking, fishing, swimming, rafting, and the many individual and team activities that take place in our irrigated public parks and schoolgrounds. A healthy lifestyle that includes fresh food and outdoor activity reduces obesity and illness and relieves stress.

Protecting the Boise River is an

investment in public health.

Learn more about the benefits of fresh local food.
Learn more about the benefits of healthy outdoor activity.

Benefits of Nature
Using Parks to Improve Public Health
Activate Treasure Valley
Center for Disease Control
Healthier Eating is Good for Agriculture as Well as People