In the fall of 2015, DEQ oversaw the removal of all bio-solids and other contamination from 12 acres now part of the Barber Pool.
WHAT IT WAS:
12 acres with sewage ponds ready to be developed into houses and storage units adjacent to Idaho Shakespeare Festival amphitheater. Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands purchased the land with a final payment in December 2015.
WHAT IT IS:
12 acres of a cleaned industrial site, courtesy of EP/DEQ and generous in-kind donors. Remediation is complete with the removal of sewage ponds. Habitat restoration is next.
WHAT IT CAN BE:
A nested park, a place to link with nature, a pathway for you to refresh your mind in this busy valley. The proposed Master Plan has been created and the time is now to help make it happen. As the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands and its partners proceed to move forward, our journey begins anew.
HELP SHAPE THESE 12 ACRES BY DONATING TO IDAHO GIVES.