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Youth Water Summit successfully bringing together the brightest young minds in our community!

Coeur d’Alene, ID- On Monday May 15th a truly an amazing and inspiring event took place at North Idaho College’s campus.  210 students from six northern Idaho high schools presented solutions to local water resource issues at the Youth Water Summit.  As one volunteer, Doug Fagerness, stated “It’s encouraging to see these young community members [...]

By | 2017-05-19T09:41:22+00:00 May 20th, 2017|blog, Community, Water|0 Comments

M44 Cyanide Bomb Use

Friends of the Clearwater’s Ashley Lipscomb  presented on M44 Cyanide Bomb Use by the USDA’s Wildlife Service for the first Happy Hour at KEA ‘s new offices. Coffee Roboto, the business  of Michal and Young Bennett, provided coffee, sodas, and treats to make for a delicious  educational experience. Friends of the Clearwater, founded in 1987, [...]

By | 2017-05-05T12:51:38+00:00 May 6th, 2017|blog, Forests, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Era of Megafires

Research ecologist and forester, Paul Hessburg, PHD, presented “The Era of Megafires, Monday, May 1, 2017, to kick off  May  as Wildfire Awareness Month, a multi-state proclamation by governors in several western states,  including Idaho.  Hessburg was born in Minnesota, but came  to eastern Washington and grew to love the region and decided to raise [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:14:46+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, Forests|0 Comments

Support KEA during Idaho Gives Today!

Since 2013, Idaho Gives — the statewide, 24-hour online annual giving event that takes place this year on Thursday, May 4 — has raised $3.5 million for Idaho nonprofits. With more than 700 organizations participating now, organizers have raised the stakes in year number five: They’re trying to raise $1.2 million on Thursday. That represents [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:41:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

KEA Happy Hour

Join us Thursday May 4th from 4-6pm for Kootenai Environmental Alliance’s (KEA) first Happy Hour in our new office space at 206 Indiana Ave., suite 112.  This month KEA’s friend and the Education and Outreach Director of Friends of the Clearwater (FOC), Brett Haverstick will be joining us to talk about wildlife and the U.S. [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:38:16+00:00 May 1st, 2017|blog, Community, Wildlife|0 Comments

Action Allert: EPA under attack

Before the inception of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) our country was a toxic soup of pollution that ranged from horrific air quality to chemically polluted waterways.  The EPA was born in 1970 in the wake of elevated concern about the environment.  Since then, the EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:12:25+00:00 May 1st, 2017|blog, Forests, Water|0 Comments

Earth Day Fair CDA 2017

Earth Day Fair Coeur d’Alene   COEUR D’ALENE, ID.-  Did you know the first Earth Day Fair was in 1970.  Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment, selling [...]

By | 2017-04-28T10:38:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|blog, Community|2 Comments

Transportation Panel Discussion pertaining to Climate Change

  COEUR D’ALENE, ID.-  Did you know that northern Idaho is only at 69% of normal snowpack this year?  Even though you may be sick of shoveling snow at your house, our mountains are still in a snow drought.  Additionally, the Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according [...]

By | 2017-02-13T11:44:01+00:00 February 13th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Kootenai County Commissioners Candidate Forum

There is an ever expanding atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety that surrounds presidential election years like 2016.  But don’t let your fascination with activity on the national stage eclipse another very important showdown-the local elections.  Yes, who occupies the Oval Office impacts our lives… but so does who serves on our county commission.  These three [...]

By | 2016-10-28T12:06:05+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Community, Land Use|0 Comments

Waterkeeper Challenge-Unifying Communities

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 Waterkeeper program works to protect against threats to our water [...]

By | 2016-06-03T14:27:58+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|blog, Water|0 Comments