Gem State Roundup

Boise volunteer day to be held in honor of KTVB meteorologist Larry Gebert

By: - June 17, 2022 8:13 am
Morris Hill Cemetery Volunteer Work

Boise residents volunteer to do lawn and maintenance work at Morris Hill Cemetery. (Courtesy of the city of Boise)

On June 25, the city of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department will hold several volunteer events at different locations throughout the day. 

The series of volunteer opportunities are a tribute to Larry Gebert, a longtime meteorologist and community philanthropist who died in April after being a public figure for the Boise community since 1992 while working for KTVB.

In honor of Gebert’s service to the Boise community, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean named June 25 as Larry Gebert Day, the late meteorologist’s birthday. With the upcoming events from the city of Boise’s Parks and Recreation Department, Gebert’s legacy shall be commemorated through acts of service.  

Volunteers can help with landscaping and maintenance work at Zoo Boise, join Boise Parks and Recreation and the Daughters of the American Revolution for a “Monumental Challenge” to clean over 1,100 veteran grave markers in the Silent Camp and Field of Honor sections of Morris Hill Cemetery and participate in a garden work party at Boise Urban Garden School.

Participants must register to volunteer at the following links:

Zoo Boise

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older

Morris Hill Cemetery

When: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Requirements: Volunteer must review handbook and complete waiver

Boise Urban Garden School

When: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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Mia Maldonado
Mia Maldonado

Mia Maldonado joined the Idaho Capital Sun after working as a breaking news reporter at the Idaho Statesman covering stories related to crime, education, growth and politics. She previously interned at the Idaho Capital Sun through the Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven program for young Latinos to work in Idaho news. Born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Mia moved to the Treasure Valley for college where she graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and international political economy.