Please read these instructions carefully!
Our banding station at IBO’s Diane Moore Nature Center is located near the intersection of Warm Springs Avenue and the Highway 21 bridge, starting near the Diversion Dam and continuing over 1 mile downstream. The parking area is located here on google maps . The banding station is located on the south end of the nature center property just upstream of the highway 21 bridge (banding station here on google maps).
Approaching from Warm Springs Ave: From where Warm Springs Ave makes a T with Highway 21, drive straight across highway 21 (heading southwest) onto the gravel access road. Drive down toward the greenbelt (past chain link fenced area and “no access” signs) to reach the parking area.
Approaching from Highway 21:
From the west (Federal Way): Follow Highway 21 and cross the tall bridge over the Boise River. Immediately after the bridge, turn right onto the gravel access road and down toward the greenbelt (past chain link fenced area and “no access” signs) to reach the parking area.
Both School buses and cars may park in the gravel parking area by the old dam turbine (red star on the map). Walk across the greenbelt and around the gates (there will be a “bird banding today” sign).
Follow the access road (orange on the map) down to the banding station (marked in purple). If parking is full, use the overflow parking area off of Warm Springs Ave. marked in green. Walk down the greenbelt to the orange access road.
You can click here to download a printable version of the Boise River Map to send to field trip participants.