Water

Water

We work to protect the surface beauty our water presents, as well as, flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in Spokane River, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Fernan Lake, Hayden Lake & our other waterways which have degraded due to elevated phosphorus levels, sediment and storm water pollution.

Recent Topics in Water:
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Water is critical to all life on Earth. The beautiful rivers, lakes and clean drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. Responsible planning and conservation of our water resources is essential as we move into a time of warming climates and growing populations. Idaho … (read more…)

Harmful algal bloom scum near the eastern boat ramp at Fernan Lake

Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have issued health advisories for the east side of Fernan Lake and the northern arm of Hayden Lake, near the Sportsman Access. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water.
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Rebate program

Water is a precious resource. Did you know that outdoor water use, mostly lawn and garden watering can quadruple in the summer? Over-watering is the No.1 cause of wasted water in the summertime and the leading cause of plant disease and insect problems.

Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) and … (read more…)

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COEUR D’ALENE, ID. – Starting today Dennis Brueggemann(age 66) from Coeur d’ Alene Idaho will be riding his bike from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Coeur d’ Alene Idaho to raise awareness for Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s Lake Coeur d’ Alene Waterkeeper program

The Lake Coeur d’Alene … (read more…)

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Fernan Lake, located just north of Coeur d’Alene Lake, acre for acre is Idaho’s most popular place for recreational fishing. Unfortunately, water quality has deteriorated in recent years due to large amounts of phosphorus-laden sediments running into Fernan Lake from historical logging, shoreline … (read more…)

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