This was a busy week in our community, bringing folks together to learn and discuss the ways we are connected to each other, our landscapes, and our climate. I was honored to introduce the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning, to the Andrus Center’s Conference for Re-creating Public Land Recreation where folks from around the state came together to explore how we can protect the land we love, prepare for what comes next and leave the legacy of what we enjoy today for generations to come.
We’re also lucky to host the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists this week. Over 1,000 journalists who cover environmental topics are convening in Boise to learn from one another, talk about emerging issues in environmental journalism and more. I was excited to welcome them last night and look forward to hearing back from members of our city team who are leading tours of sites around our city that show the depth of our dedication to our clean air and water as well and open spaces.
And today our Youth Climate Action Council, made up of students from around Boise, are hosting this year’s Youth Climate Summit at JUMP, looking at climate justice through the years. Our young leaders know better than anyone the threat climate poses to our future and I am proud of them and the work they’ve done to bring their peers and teachers together for this exciting event.
I am always eager to show off this beautiful city that we all love, and I know that our friendly community of Boiseans will welcome these people, events and opportunities with kind greetings and warm smiles.
Be well, Boise