Biggest planting day ever at Table Rock

Posted at 8:44 PM, Nov 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-11 22:44:09-05

One of Boise's most iconic trails is getting a little extra TLC this weekend, thanks to hundreds of dedicated volunteers. The famous “Table Rock” hillside on Boise's northeast edge was the site of a devastating fire in 2016 that destroyed much of the plants along the trail. Crews deemed Saturday's event the “Biggest planting day ever” in a continued effort to restore the area to its former glory. Volunteers planted Sagebrush, Yarrow, and Bitterbrush with the help from the Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Fish and Game, and the City of Boise. 

"Not all of them will survive but I think the more that we plant the better the chances of building it back up even if it is a slow effort over time," said volunteer Carly Jivelekas. 

More than 2,500 acres burned in the Table Rock fire and one home was destroyed. Fireworks started the blaze.