Boise City Council president Maryanne Jordan and officials from the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) were joined by members of the Hyatt family for a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept 18, 2012. A generous donation of the 22-acre wetland by the Hyatt family made it possible for the city to purchase another 22 acres in the late 1990s with the goal of preserving open space and providing key habitat for wildlife in West Boise. An adjacent 10-acre parcel has been purchased from the Meridian School District by the Ada County Highway District with the expectation that it will be managed by the City of Boise.
Rules intended to protect prime wildlife habitat in the reserve are:
To protect wildlife, please observe them from a distance.
Dogs and bicycles prohibited.
Fishing, boating, swimming and wading are prohibited.
Restrooms and water fountains are closed during winter months.