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This issue will impact all rural communities should this developer obtain the changes in the zoning he is trying to do.  Please try to attend tomorrow night and if not speaking in favor of rural areas, offer your pressence to speakers who have prepared 15 minute presentations.   Kootenai County Board of Commissioner’s are conducting a Public [...]

By | 2017-07-12T16:09:40+00:00 July 13th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Land Use|0 Comments


Panhandle Health District, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe have issued a health advisory for Black Lake, one of the Chain Lakes. PHD is urging the public to use caution when recreating in or near the water. Water quality monitoring confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T09:28:24+00:00 June 30th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Glass Recycling Update

Glass Recycling has been available to Coeur d'Alene residents for almost 3 months. Some of you may have noticed that the recepticle at Bluegrass Park has gone MIA. The City actually moved that receptacle, to Ramsey Park. The other receptacle is still located at Cherry Hill Park. For those of you who haven't been taking [...]

By | 2017-06-29T08:36:18+00:00 June 29th, 2017|blog, Community|0 Comments

H.R. 3043, the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act.

This bill is a devastating assault on our nation's rivers and the people and wildlife that depend upon them. Its passage would end 95 years of balance in hydropower licensing, tipping the scales against taxpayers and in favor of huge utilities. Hydropower licenses are issued for up to 50 years. Many hydropower facilities that are [...]

By | 2017-06-27T13:58:56+00:00 June 27th, 2017|blog, Water|0 Comments

Osprey Tour planned for July 15th

The Osprey is a fish-eating hawk commonly seen in northern Idaho. At least 100 pairs nest annually in the Coeur d’Alene Lake region including the lower reaches of the St. Joe and Coeur d’Alene Rivers. Adult Osprey along with the young of the year birds begin their annual southward migration in mid-September, traveling all the [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:32:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|blog, KEA, Save Cougar Bay, Wildlife|0 Comments

KEA Community Awards

Since 1994. KEA has awarded the Art Manley Lifetime Conservation Award to community members for their sustained efforts in furtherance of our mission: “to conserve, protect and restore the environment in North Idaho with a particular emphasis on the Coeur d’Alene basin.” Named for our co-founder, former state senator and dedicated conservationist Art Manley, this [...]

By | 2017-06-09T10:00:29+00:00 June 10th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Climate Action CdA Action Allert

Please take some time to call and write our legislators this week to ask them to take sensible and effective action to address the threat of climate change.   Climate change is real, it is human caused, and it is already hurting us.  The relocation of towns due to disappearing coastlines and rising seas is already [...]

By | 2017-06-07T07:36:29+00:00 June 7th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Kootenai Environmental Alliance Environmental Education Grant

Ever year Kootenai Environmental Alliance(KEA) gives out an Environmental Education Grant to one school out of several that apply for our grant.  This year with the help of the City of Post Falls, the City of Coeur d’Alene, Ray and Jane Morgan and Doma Coffee we were able to supply grants to 4 different schools.  [...]

By | 2017-05-31T15:41:32+00:00 June 1st, 2017|blog|0 Comments

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