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Institutional Controls on the Bunker Hill Superfund Site by Andy Helkey, Panhandle Health District, Kellogg, ID

Andy Helkey presented an update on the Bunker Hill Superfund Site to an attentive audience at the KEA office. Several audience members had grown up in Kellogg and shared their memories of the years the mine and smelter operated in Kellogg. This is the second largest Superfund site in the U.S. consisting of 1500 square [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:21:41+00:00 October 11th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water|0 Comments

The first Happy Hour of the autumn season featured two speakers who provided evidence-based information about our local waterways.  Robert Steed, IDEQ Water Ecologist, began the session with “TMDL Overview and the Spokane River,” followed by Mike Anderson, from the CDA Water Treatment plant, who discussed the facilty’s on-going improvements under construction this year. Robert [...]

By | 2017-09-08T13:32:42+00:00 September 9th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA, Water|0 Comments

Washington Wildlife Agency to Gun Down Wolves

OLYMPIA, Wash.— The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Thursday announced it will kill members of the Smackout wolf pack after confirmation that a calf was injured by one or more wolves on public grazing land in Stevens County on July 18. The kill operation will likely result in the deaths of the 3-month-old wolf pups from this [...]

By | 2017-07-28T08:41:54+00:00 July 28th, 2017|blog, Wildlife|0 Comments

Eurasian Milfoil Treatment Scheduled for Hayden Lake

Idaho State Agriculture Department will be applying diquat dibromide, better know as Reward,  to areas of Hayden Lake July 31st – August 4th to treat for Eurasion Milfoil.  They are currently surveying and will update maps and points.  They will be focusing on the northern end of the lake near the sportsman access, Hayden Haven, [...]

By | 2017-07-12T16:10:51+00:00 July 15th, 2017|blog, Community, Hayden Lake, Water|1 Comment

LCDA  Waterkeeper Osprey identification and signage with Dr. Melquist 

Dr. Wayne Melquist, joined the Lake Coeur d' Alene Waterkeeper volunteers Friday June 30 on the Waterkeeper Boat. They identified Osprey nests on the lake around the Cougar Bay area.  Dr. Melquist and Waterkeeper volunteers identified the nests with 2 aluminum signs at entry-ways to Cougar Bay and 5 corrugated signs on occupied osprey nest pilings. [...]

By | 2017-07-12T16:08:54+00:00 July 14th, 2017|blog, Save Cougar Bay, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING

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

ALGAE ADVISORY ISSUED FOR BLACK LAKE

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