(City of Pocatello Press Release, March 22, 2023)

The City of Pocatello and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be offering FREE lead screenings for soil and well water testing at the upcoming Portneuf Valley Environmental Fair (EnviroFair) April 22 at Caldwell Park, 700 East Lewis Street.

Soil testing: Learn what you can do to protect your family from the dangers of lead. Sample bags with instructions are available at Marshall Public Library, City Hall, and local grade schools. Or a person can bring their own one-quart freezer bag containing soil from their garden/play area to the EnviroFair between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Well water testing: Get peace of mind and ensure the safety of your drinking water by taking advantage of free well water testing for private well owners. Don’t risk the health of your family and pets by consuming contaminated water. To get your well water tested use a clean 24 oz plastic bottle to retrieve a sample, then bring the water sample to the EnviroFair to learn more about your water supply.

To get your soil and well water tested visit the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare booth at the EnviroFair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more, visit envirofair.org/soil-water-testing/ or contact Drew Riemersma, Environmental Technician, at 208-234-6519.



This year’s EnviroFair will take place on Earth Day, April 22 at Caldwell Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the EnviroFair attendees can learn ways to help improve the environment at work, home, and school, and connect with community members and organizations who are working to make the Portneuf Valley a wonderful place to live! This event is FREE and open to the public.

There are still a few vendor spaces left for this year’s fair. If you are interested in being a part of the 2023 event please visit, envirofair.org/booths/ or contact Riemersma, at 208-234-6519 for a booth by April 8. Volunteers are also needed! Please contact Jennifer Flynn, at 208-234-6189 if you are interested in volunteering or visit envirofair.org/volunteers/ to sign up today.

For more information about the EnviroFair, visit envirofair.org.

Caldwell Park is accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at sbeebe@pocatello.gov, 208.234.6248, or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.



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