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Swimming The Boise River From Start To Finish

Boise River Nature Outdoors Water
Scott Graf
Boise State Public Radio


In May, we visited with water quality advocate Christopher Swain on his decision to swim the 150-mile length of the Boise River. He’s partnered with the Idaho Business for the Outdoors to be the first person to take on this challenge. It’s not the first time he’s done a swim like this, but in an effort to get folks to think about this vital waterway he dove into the water earlier this month and began his journey. We get an update from him during a stop in the city that bears the river's name.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!