idaho business for the outdoors and the boise river: source to snake evenT in the News



Bitterroot - September 17, 2019

“From Mineral Water to Chocolate Sludge’: Boise River Swimmer Builds a Case for Cleanup”

“With the results in, Dermott said, there’s a clear trend: ‘The farther you move from the high mountain source, the more disturbance you see.’”





KTVB - August 06, 2019 

“Man plans on swimming all 120 miles of the Boise River to raise awareness on the river's ecological importance”

"We're gonna get a sense of what this river is and what it means to all different people," Swain said. "Get in the water and find a way - tell the story all the way down."





Idaho Mountain Express - August 02, 2019

“‘Source to Snake’ journey will include 102-mile swim”

On Aug. 8, long-distance swimmer and river-protection advocate Chris Swain will swim the length of Redfish Lake to start a journey that will include swimming 102 miles down the Boise River to the Snake River…Heather Dermott, Director of Idaho Business for the Outdoors, said the Boise River has numerous water-quality issues. “It’s primarily from urban and rural runoff—phosphates, nitrates and e-coli,” she said. “A lot of it starts below Boise. We’re really trying to unite urban and rural communities.”








Left to right: Dick Jordan, Project and Education Director; Heather Dermott, Executive Director; Christopher Swain, Event Lead and Water Quality Advocate

Left to right: Dick Jordan, Project and Education Director; Heather Dermott, Executive Director; Christopher Swain, Event Lead and Water Quality Advocate