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NAR to plant 215,000 Trees in 2023

National Association of Realtors® and the National Forest Foundation have joined hands to plant 215,000 trees in Idaho's national forests, helping to reduce CO2 emissions by 107,500 metric tons over their lifespan. The figure is equivalent to emissions from almost 21,000 homes' electricity use for one year, over 13 billion smartphones charged, or over 266 million miles driven by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle. The project is part of NAR's partnership with NFF on a 1.575 million tree-planting initiative. The trees will support reforestation efforts in the Boise and Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, aiding recovery from the 2016 Pioneer Fire and the 2021 Johnson Creek Fire.

Taste the Goodness of Comedy

Stand-Up Six Feet Under" at Voodoo Cellar Boise is a new stand-up comedy night that's quickly gaining popularity in the Treasure Valley area. The event features 15 of Boise's best local comedians each week, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees. The unique and intimate atmosphere of the cellar provides a perfect ambiance for comedy, and a wide selection of beers on tap adds to the enjoyment. The owners, Dave Hermansen and Jimmy Eskelsen, are excited to add stand-up comedy to their weekly lineup, seeing it as an excellent way to create a sense of community. Follow to stay updated on their weekly event schedules. 

Kleiner Park This Summer

Bri Kleiner Park Live concert series will start a diverse schedule of free concerts on June 9 and will continue on alternating Fridays until August 18, while a free family-friends Sparkle Movie Night will start on June 2 and run until August 11, every evening. The events will be headlined by different bands each time, and guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs, lawn blankets, and snacks. Renee White, the Recreation Coordinator for Meridian, is excited about their new Friday night entertainment lineup. They are alternating outdoor concerts and movie nights in order to appeal to a wider audience. Full schedule at and


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Photo: Dan Fraser was honored with the City's Environmental Excellence Award for helping Meridian's Recycle a Bicycle Program recover and repair more than 1,800 bicycles for distribution to individuals and local community groups since 2017.

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