BOISE -- Three Boise teens have won national recognition for restoring part of the Boise River.
Carl Breidenbach, William D'Onofrio and Nathan Wong -- all juniors at Timberline High School -- received the President's Environmental Youth Award today at Boise City Hall.
The teens spent two years renovating the riverbank near Bown Crossing, a project that led to improved water quality and trout habitat.
They worked with every level of government, non-profits and business.
“I never expected to get awards and special recognition, but it's really exciting getting this,” said Breidenbach.
The Environmental Protection Agency has presented the President's Environmental Youth Award since 1971.
This is the first time it has gone to Idahoans in more than 20 years.