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Your membership and donations are what make the Alliance succeed. You have been challenged! The Alliance needs your help to match a $20,000

challenge grant. Your gift this holiday season protects Idaho’s clean water and safe-energy future, and will have twice the impact!

Your generous spirit is encouraged by artist Tim Norton, who has offered this spectacular original oil painting FREE to a lucky Alliance supporter.

Every $100 gift you make by January 31st automatically enters you to win this painting. A $500 gift qualifies you for five entries. Every gift of any size will be matched by our challenge grant!

You can help create a safe and fossil-free energy future for Idaho. Please, make your donation to the Alliance online at or by mail at P.O. Box 1731, Boise, Idaho, 83701. No consideration is required for participation*.

*Simply send us a note by mail indicating you wish to be placed in the drawing with your name and phone number. Entries must be received by January 31st, 2016.

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223 N 6th Street, Suite 317
Boise, ID 83702

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Public Hearing on Northwest’s Regional Power Plan
Comes to Boise Nov. 19

The Northwest Power and Conservation Council — our region’s premiere power planning body — will be in Boise Nov. 19 for a hearing on the draft 7th Power Plan.  The plan is written every five years and you can help shape it so that Idaho and our four-state Northwest Region uses energy efficiency to meet almost all of our new electric demand for the next 20 years.

Come tell the Power Council that you want clean energy, not dirty fossil fuel power like coal and gas, to take us to a sustainable 21st Century energy future. This is a great opportunity to help create an energy future we can be proud of and that will make future generations proud!

Attend the Nov. 19 Boise public hearing or send comments to the Power Council by Dec. 18

When: 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19

What: Comments on the Northwest’s 7th Power Plan

Where: The Red Lion Downtowner, 1800 Fairview Avenue west of downtown Boise

Who: The 8-member Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Write: Send written comments to the Power Council by the Dec. 18 deadline:

851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204-1348

503-222-5161 or 800-452-5161
Fax 503-820-2370

And while you’re at it — send a copy of your comments  directly to Idaho’s two Council members. 

What to Say? Here’s a sampling of comments  The Alliance will submit detailed written comments to the Council before the Dec. 18 deadline. Here’s some of the topics we will talk about:  Read More

Beatrice Brailsford

Alliance Nuclear Program Director, Beatrice Brailsford will be honored by the Fund for Idaho on November 19th, in Boise.  Beatrice has worked for the Snake River Alliance for over two decades and has provided singular leadership to the citizens of Idaho regarding nuclear waste and clean up of contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory.  As the 2015 recipient of the Nelle Tobias Award, Beatrice will a guest of honor at the Fund for Idaho’s Forum, Auction and Awards ceremony starting at 6:30pm in the Bishop Tuttle House of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 518 N. 8th St., Boise, Idaho, 83702.

You are invited to join us in honor of Beatrice’s important work and celebrate the success of the Alliance’s nuclear program.  Tickets range in price from $12 to $50 and can be purchased at the Fund for Idaho website. Please RSVP by November 16 to Gail at 343 1744 or purchase tickets at the door.

This award is given out annually in memory of the late Nelle Tobias, of McCall, Idaho, who was an environmental advocate, and supporter of the Alliance and other Idaho environmental organizations. The award honors her passionate vision for a better world and a selfless dedication to making Idaho a better place.  Beatrice personifies these values and her years of advocacy has helped Idaho responsibly address nuclear waste issues and protect the Snake Plain Aquifer.

Contributions to the Fund for Idaho, a progressive community-based foundation, can be made in Beatrice’s honor.  Please support this important work by attending the event or by contributing on the FFI website.

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Wendy Wilson with outgoing director Kelsey Nunez.

The board of directors of the Snake River Alliance has appointed long-time Alliance member, Wendy Wilson, to the position of Interim Executive Director. This appointment takes effect as Kelsey Nunez steps down on October 31st to re-engage in her law practice. Kelsey will continue to work with the Alliance in a volunteer role. She is excited to make the move and determined to continue her community service as an attorney. Nunez commented that “Social entrepreneurs and environmental advocates need lawyers to help create new economic models and address global climate change, and I am eager to serve in that space.”

Wilson will direct operations and join the board/staff leadership team. She is eager to support the ongoing efforts of former Governors Cecil Andrus and Phil Batt to limit nuclear waste shipments into Idaho. Wilson said, “I’m excited to be here. This is an amazing organization, full of dedicated, action-oriented people. We have a central role to play in Idaho’s climate justice movement and an important responsibility to protect our aquifer. Idaho needs the Snake River Alliance to be strong and move decisively towards a safe-energy future.”

Wilson’s responsibilities with the Alliance include refining our planning processes to help us fully meet our mission. She brings a wealth of experience to this task, having founded Idaho Rivers United in 1989 and directed that group for ten years. She also worked for over a decade as a national program director for the Portland-based group, River Network, serving grassroots water protection groups addressing climate change. She most recently served as executive director of the Boise-based environmental law firm Advocates for the West, which provides legal representation to the Governors Andrus and Batt.

Wendy lives in Boise with her family, and is a skier, hiker, biker, boater and birder. She is a local volunteer with the Sierra Club and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley. She will serve an open-ended term with the Alliance until a permanent director is appointed.

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The Snake River Alliance is incredibly grateful for all of our partners and supporters in Idaho’s Climate Action Community!