Blog List 2016-10-12T22:55:59+00:00

Toxic Blue Green Algae in Idaho Lakes this Summer

By | September 6th, 2012|Categories: blog, Community, Hayden Lake, KEA, Water, Wildlife|

As summer is starting to fade into fall I am reminded and wishing for that amazing warm weather we saw this season. With that weather and current pollutants found in lakes, two documented blue green [...]

KEA and SOLE team up to spread the message of stormwater pollution

By | September 5th, 2012|Categories: blog, Community, KEA, Water|

  On a Wednesday morning a group of motivated students, part of Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education partnered with Kootenai Environmental Alliance to stencil storm drains with the message, "DUMP NO WASTE, FLOWS [...]

EPA Sets Upper Basin Cleanup Plan

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Water|

On Tuesday, the EPA announced the long-awaited but entirely anti-climactic release of their decision document governing the massive cleanup of the Upper Coeur d' Alene basin. (News coverage here and here.) As had been foreshadowed [...]

Polluted Stormwater: A Nasty Problem for Coeur d’Alene Lake

By | August 14th, 2012|Categories: blog, Community, Water|Tags: , , |

Stormwater is run-off from rain events and snow melt that flows over hard surfaces like pavement, roofs and sidewalks and picks up debris and pollutants in its path. This flow is directed either into a [...]