16-035 Corps partners to repaint Lucky Peak Dam; Volunteers still needed

Published June 3, 2016

BOISE, Idaho – Would you like to be a part of history? If you answered yes then sign up to volunteer with paint crews refreshing the iconic ‘KEEP YOUR FORESTS GREEN,’ at Lucky Peak Dam, on June 11, 2016.  

This event is a partnership effort between Adams Painting, Western Trailers, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Boise Young Professionals, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

For questions about volunteering, please call the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Manager of Events and Programs Nick Souba at 208-472-5237 or email at nsouba@boisechamber.org

If you are interested in volunteering for one of three shifts during this fun day of work, please register at http://www.boiseyp.org/event/binvolved-volunteer-paint-the-dam/ (there is no fee, but volunteers are required to sign up and provide a valid email address for future notifications.) Volunteers will be needed to carry paint lines and prevent snagging across the dam, hold screen boards for letter edging, and assist with a water/food/comfort station. Over-the-ankle boots are required -- the terrain is steep and rocky. Personal water bottles and sun protection are strongly encouraged. Available shifts are from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Volunteers will meet at the Lucky Peak Lake Office (inside Sandy Point below the dam) and be allowed to park free of charge in the Sandy Point parking lot adjacent to the Lake Office and dam. Workers must attend a pre-work safety meeting and sign a volunteer services agreement before participating. Picnic-style food and refreshments will be provided for workers at shift changes.

This event may be cancelled/postponed due to rain or severe winds. For updates, follow this event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/2029749863916852/, and check for emails after registering as a volunteer. 

Originally a statewide fire prevention campaign spearheaded by the Jaycees, the first painting of this message was applied in 1956 and later refreshed in 1982. Many other locations across Idaho were painted with similar large, bold messages as part of the campaign. 

For more information, call Corps Park Manager Keith Hyde at 208-343-0671.



Release no. 16-035