South Park boat ramp work begins

Construction has begun for a new Teton County boat ramp at the South Park Bridge, about six miles south of the Town of Jackson.

On Oct. 20, Evans Construction began clearing and constructing a paved parking lot in the upland portion of the site. In the spring of 2015, work will continue to construct the boat ramp itself, as well as to enhance access and safety at the entrance to the site. The goal is to have the boat ramp and parking open for ...

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River management plan moves forward; Draft preferred alternative released

A “draft preferred alternative” for Teton County’s first river management plan has been released for public review.

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department announced yesterday that the county’s river management consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, have completed the draft alternative based on previous direction from elected officials, public and stakeholder input, Snake River use data, and successful strategies from rivers elsewhere.

The draft preferred alternative is available online at the Parks and Rec Department website and will be open for public comment through Nov. 21.

The Parks ...

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Boat ramp facilities to close for season

Bathrooms, trash pickup and recycling receptacles at the Wilson Bridge boat ramp will close on Oct. 31 for the winter. The public facilities will reopen on April 15, 2015, weather permitting.

The Snake River Fund and its partners – commercial rafting and fishing companies, community donors, and the Bureau of Land Management – spend more than $30,000 a year to manage the popular river access, maintain the well-used public facilities and employ a part-time ramp ambassador to inspect boats and keep ...

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2014 river use data released

How many people use the Snake River on Teton County stretches during the summer? When do they use it? Where do they go? What kind of boat do they use? These are some of the ongoing questions that were studied over the summer of 2014 in an effort to collect the best data possible for river management purposes.

Teton County and its consultants have released the results of the 2014 comprehensive river use data collection. A summary of data is available online ...

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Reimers to resign at end of year

The Snake River Fund Board of Directors announced today (October 6, 2014) that that Rebecca Reimers, executive director of the nonprofit, will be stepping down from her post at the end of the year.

Reimers has led the Jackson Hole based nonprofit since November of 2012. She served on the board for a year prior to becoming a staff member.

“We are sorry to see her go,” said Reynolds Pomeroy, president of the Snake River Fund board. “We appreciate her accomplishments and ...

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Levee Closure Update: Repairs successful, ramp improved

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work at the Wilson Boat Ramp is now complete.

“Not only was the work executed in a timely manner, but the site is now in better condition than it was previously,” said Rebecca Reimers, executive director of the Snake River Fund. “The eddy is more defined, the upper ramp is a gentler grade, and the lower ramp vehicle area is now larger.”

Reimers and the Snake River Fund are asking for help in extending the river community’s appreciation ...

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Snake River Fund donates in honor of river rescuers

Eight Star Valley Search and Rescue and two Alpine EMS crew members put their skills and stamina to the test in cold, turbulent river waters recently during three days of rescue training.

The Search and Rescue volunteers participated in a Swiftwater Rescue Technician course offered by the Jackson Hole River Rescue program, a service of Mad River Boat Trips, which provides education and hands-on experience for river professionals, recreational boaters and emergency workers.

The rescue professionals are 10 of the approximately four ...

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