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Land Protected > Projects > Croy Creek Wetland Boardwalk

The photo above left illustrates the type of boardwalk structure currently envisioned
Why it is a Conservation Priority
The Croy Creek Wetland Boardwalk is an extraordinary Wood River Valley feature. Since the protection of the wetland was the Land Trust’s primary goal, the boardwalk now provides an opportunity for the public to visit and appreciate this sensitive area, but also protect it from human incursion and damage. And because wetlands are not usually accessible, who could resist the lure of walking above them, watching for wildlife and discovering wetland plants. 

What To Do And See:
In the early morning you might see a moose walking along the river, herons wading in the water, red-winged blackbirds on their grass perches, and throughout the spring and summer you’ll hear an orchestra of bird calls in the willows and trees.

Visiting Croy Creek Wetland Boardwalk:
Located on the west side of the Big Wood River, in the Hailey Greenway at Lions Park in Hailey. From downtown Hailey, turn west onto Bullion St; continue over Bullion Bridge, turn south (left) into Lions Park, and continue beyond the softball fields. Look for the directional signage.

Restoration & Education Goals:
The Hailey Greenway Restoration site is also adjacent to our 85-acre Draper Wood River Preserve. We worked with the City of Hailey to connect the restored wetland area to the Draper Wood River Preserve with a trail, boardwalk, and overlook system along the west side of the Big Wood River near the area’s beaver ponds. Interpretive signage along the trail provides information about the ways wetland areas benefit water quality and wildlife.
 
Croy Creek Wetland Boardwalk Project Media Links:
http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005131925

Other Projects
• Big Wood River Greenway Restoration
• Bow Bridge of the Big Wood River
• Bullion Bridge
• Croy Creek Wetland Boardwalk
• Elkhorn Creek Project
• Hulen Meadows Floodplain Restoration
• Riverside Pond
• Water Below Magic Dam

Special Projects
• Anderson House Project
• Aspen Drive Project
Watershed: Big Wood River Made possible by:
Draper Family Foundation
Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
Page Foundation
The Lightfoot Foundation
Rinker Foundation
Anonymous
Seagraves Family Foundation
The Deer Creek Fund, Lynn Campion & Thomas B. Campion
Dick Hay & Robyn Watson
Victor Bernstein & Gail Landis, in honor of Barbara Thrasher & Rick Koffey
Alison & Jim Luckman
Susan & Jerry Flynt
The Gerhardt Family
Gail & Jack Thornton
Kristy & Tom Logan
Brightman & Slonim Families
Neil Clark, in memory of Jill Clark-Engdahl
Joan Lamb
Dale & Shearson Jones
The Odell Family
Mark Kieckbusch & Kathryn Earhart
Melisa & Jeff Williams
Marcelle & Ridley Pearson
John & Wendy Henning
Maureen Groper
Anne Jeffery
Carole & Robbie Freund
Tina & Jerry Winford
Boettger Family: Emily, Gunner, Sally & Scott
Michael & Chris Boskin
Penny & Ed Glassmeyer
Sue Woodyard
Susan Bernatas
Gail & Doug Boettger
John & Daralene Finnell
Trey Spaulding
John & Diane Kahm
Julie & Brian Gallagher
Dan Gilmore
David Hertel
John Hardin
Melanie Dahl
Chance Self
Kingman & Cindy Lambert
Jennifer & Kevin Embree, in honor of Mattelyn & Camille Embree
Dick & Bobbie Boyer
Acreage Protected: 
Public Access: yes
wildlife viewing
stream, river or pond water
wildflowers
walking trails
scenic vistas
picnic area
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