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We are committed to making a difference in our COMMUNITY. Our unique local food share initiative, Community Roots, and Roots Community Supported Agriculture program encourages sustainable food practices, reduction of our carbon footprint and secures healthy meals for local low-income families. We also hold free bi-monthly educational forums where experts
can inform the public on local, regional and national environmental issues.

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 | October 28th, 2016|Community, Land Use|0 Comments

Junk2Funk 2016 An Evening of Fun, Creativity, Performance and Music

Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! The Junk2Funk Eco Fashion Show demonstrated how junk in our throw-away society could be used in innovative ways. Following a spirited auction of [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Community|0 Comments

Amidst Broad Community Opposition, Shell Drops Plans for New Crude Oil-by-Rail

In another sign that crude-by-rail is a losing proposition, Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes announced that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude-by-rail facility. Originally proposed in 2014, community opposition and legal challenges forced Shell and Skagit County to undertake a full environmental and public health review under the State Environmental Policy [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Community, Water|0 Comments

Community Tribute to Honor Art Manley & Scott Reed

On July 1st, Kootenai Environmental Alliance and the Tubbs Hill Foundation will co-host a community tribute to commemorate the work done by Scott Reed and Art Manley to safeguard the environment and keep treasured places like Tubbs Hill and Lake Coeur d’Alene accessible for public use and enjoyment. In 2015, Scott Reed passed away at [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

Restoration Begins for Fernan Lake

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 erosion and agricultural activities in the watershed. An excess of phosphorus has [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|blog, Community, Land Use, Water|0 Comments

The Roots Pursuit – The Most Non Serious Event of the Season

Since 2011, The Roots Pursuit bicycle event has brought cycling madness, environmental awareness, and 12 lively challenges to downtown Coeur d’Alene. In the most non-serious bike event of the season, two or three person teams start from the Shared Harvest Community Garden and pedal to one of four “hubs”, where they have to complete physical, [...]

By | May 21st, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

Report Confirms Huge Impacts From Proposed Coal Export Terminal in Southwest Washington

The Washington Department of Ecology released their draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminal’s proposed coal export terminal along the Columbia River.  The report comes after the agency received over 165,000 public comments calling for a broad review of the proposed coal export terminal. “The review's findings confirm what the public has [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|Community, Land Use, Water|0 Comments

KEA’s 2016 Conservationist Awards

Each year for Earth Day, Kootenai Environmental Alliance's members and friends like to recognize those that go above and beyond in the name of conservation for our community. Since 1994. KEA has awarded the Art Manley Lifetime Conservation Award to someone for sustained efforts in furtherance of our mission: “to conserve, protect and [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|blog, Community|0 Comments

Action Alert: Bring Glass Recycling to Coeur d’Alene

The Coeur d’Alene City Council will be considering the solid waste contract bids at their meeting on Tuesday, April19th at 6:30pm. Will glass recycling be included? The bids include three different approaches to collecting glass for reuse: Include glass as part of the curbside single stream pick up via Waste Management. This is the current [...]

By | April 17th, 2016|blog, Community|0 Comments

Shared Harvest Garden Grows More Than Vegetables

Sowing seeds and transplanting vegetable starts grows more than copious amounts of nutritious, organic produce at the Shared Harvest Community Garden (located at 10th and Foster). The Garden brings together friends and neighbors of all ages and walks of life, to provide organic produce for food assistance and to beautify our neighborhood. Connections between participating [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Community, Water|0 Comments