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Spring 2018 Update: New Board, Chipper Trucks, & Calendar

posted May 8, 2018, 1:54 PM by CFNA CFNA   [ updated May 8, 2018, 2:05 PM ]

CFNA Spring Newsletter 2018

Hello Central Foothillers!

Hope you've all been busy enjoying a beautiful Spring in our neighborhood. Whether it's hiking Hillside to the Hollow, pulling weeds, or dusting off your To Do list things are in motion and on that note it's high time for our Spring Newsletter...

Meet the 2018 Board

CFNA held board elections in late January and we bid adieu to the outgoing board and honored our Guatemala-bound emeritus President Joanie Fauci. Endless thanks for your service, Joanie!
Our newly elected President is Mat Slater who you may have met out on the trails with his dog or tending to the neighbor's garden at the end of Terrace Way where he's lived for 19 years.

CFNA Board Members:
Mat Slater, President
Michelle Cooper, Vice President
Mike Wabst, Treasurer
Dorothy Finaldi, Firewise Coordinator
Helen Thorensen, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Eric Lecht, Neighborhood Subdistrict Coordinator
Sharon Hayhurst, Neighborhood Subdistrict Coordinator

Chipper Trucks & FireWise

The CFNA inbox regularly gets questions about the Chipper Trucks & FireWise. We've been blessed for the past several years however we did not receive our FireWise grant this year to fund them.
Last year our grant was around $25,000 and although we have $4156 left in the FireWise grant funds they can only be spent on chipper trucks.

Dorothy is keeping in touch with the City and is checking whether the funds can be used for fire prevention related cleanups or planting vegetation to prevent erosion.


We've gotten reports of kids working on old dirt jumps in Ussery Gulch again. It appears they are trying to restore a route previously closed off by Ridge to Rivers staff per the City of Boise. Please contact Sara Arkle with Boise Parks & Rec at (208) 493-2533 if you know anything about this illegal activity.

Spring weather brings more trail users as well as wildlife. If you or anyone you know needs to brush up on trail etiquette (in general, Ridge to Rivers has published a guide you can download & print.

Upcoming Events

Firewise Training
Wednesday, May 16th 6pm @ Bown Crossing Library

All are welcome to attend - learn more how to keep your property safe from fire risks.

Lancaster Trailhead Nat'l Trails Day Project
Saturday, June 2nd 9am - 1pm

This year’s National Trails Day project will be relocation of the neighborhood access trail into the Hillside to the Hollow Reserve from the end of Lancaster Street. We need volunteers! For more info or to sign up:

Thank You

What makes a neighborhood thrive is its residents and we want to hear from you. Please share your concerns, suggestions, and ideas. And thank you...whether it's turning out to a community event, helping clear a Mutt Mitt station, or protecting our trail system all those small acts of care and kindness coalesce to continue making our neighborhood a great place to live. Thank you!