Volunteers help people enjoy the Boise Greenbelt which turns 50 this year

Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 17:27:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Boise Greenbelt turned 50-years-old this year and the Greenbelt continues to be one of the premiere recreational destinations in the city of trees.

In 2001 volunteers began patrolling the Greenbelt in cooperation with the Boise Police Department and every day a different volunteer rides up and down the 25-mile section of the Greenbelt in Boise.

Leone Powell has been one of the volunteers who has helped people enjoy the Greenbelt every year since the volunteer organization got started.

"What we look for is to make sure people understand what the rules are," said Powell.

But Powell gets more joy out of helping people out with directions, handing out trash bags or giving out dog treats.

"Oh there is nothing better and you get to see all these people that are coming to town and they say wow this is great," said Powell. "They just can't believe what we have right here in the city."

Boise will officially celebrate the 50th anniversary starting on September 19 and part of the festivities will include digging up a time capsule that was buried 25 years ago.

To hear more on Leone Powell's story, check out the video as we hopped on board to see what it's like to be a Greenbelt volunteer.