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OUTDOOR IDAHO Turns Lens Onto Henry's Fork

— Airs Thursday, May 15, at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT
— Repeats Sunday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT

“Helping Henry's,” a new OUTDOOR IDAHO episode premieres Thursday (May 15) and tells the story of Henry's Fork of the Snake River and the people working to preserve its heritage, treasures and integrity.

From spring-fed headwaters, Henry’s Fork flows from the northern end of Island Park southward 120 miles to the South Fork of the Snake River on the far west side of Rexburg.

“The Henry's Fork is the top of the water chain in eastern Idaho,” says Kris Millgate, producer for this new episode. “As a result, it is the top of the priority list for various users. Early on in the production of ‘Helping Henry's,’ I quickly realized the people with a vested interest in Henry's are passionate about it. From fishers to farmers, there are many voices speaking up for this watershed.”

“Helping Henry’s” airs Thursday at 8:00 p.m. MT/PT and repeats Sunday (May 18) at 7:00 p.m. MT/PT on Idaho Public Television.

The film features people who work, live and play along the waterway, and those who are striving to preserve its unique features and working values. Cameras capture the area when it is covered in snow, with new spring growth, and sparkling in sunshine in summer and fall. Helping to gather all the stakeholders for a voice in the river’s future is the Henry's Fork Watershed Council, organized in 1993.

“I was thrilled when OUTDOOR IDAHO asked me to produce a show about the Henry's Fork watershed,” Millgate says. “It's one of my favorite places to play. The resource offers tremendous recreation while also providing water for eastern Idaho. I'm proud to show the entire state what we have here.”