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Toxic Blue Green Algae in Idaho Lakes this Summer

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 algae blooms exploded in Fernan and Hayden lakes causing health advisories and shutting down lake access. Why is Blue Green [...]

By |2012-09-06T13:51:01+00:00September 6th, 2012|blog, Community, Hayden Lake, KEA, Water, Wildlife|1 Comment

County Commissioners Uphold Hayden Lake Protection, Reject Subdivision Modification

We were pleasantly surprised when we heard that, last Thursday, the Kootenai County Commissioners had rejected a proposal to eliminate water quality protections in an ongoing subdivision development above Hayden Lake. The Commissioners voted 3-0 to overturn a hearing examiner decision that would have removed development restrictions on the Falls at Hayden Lake subdivision. In [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:51:18+00:00August 1st, 2011|blog, Hayden Lake, Land Use|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Hemlock Hills Subdivision Rejected by Kootenai County Commissioners

Faced with a subdivision proposal on a steep hillside above Hayden Lake, the Kootenai County Commissioners struggled today with the County’s subdivision ordinances and denied the request. The subdivision would have placed some 34 homes on steep slopes and erodible soils just above Hayden Lake – not far from where East Hayden Lake Road washed [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:50:08+00:00June 23rd, 2011|blog, Hayden Lake, Land Use|1 Comment

KEA in 2010

We sent a version of this post to our friends and members earlier this week, and we thought we'd share our thoughts on 2010 here as well. We've had a pretty good year at KEA. As this end-of-year letter is being written, the Kootenai County Commissioners are finally completing work on the long-awaited comprehensive plan. [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:46:31+00:00December 31st, 2010|blog, Forests, Hayden Lake, KEA|0 Comments

Conference Exposes Water Quality Issues Common to Local Lakes

This posting courtesy of KEA staffer Julie Vanmiddlesworth:  The 9th annual Lakes Conference held last Saturday at Spokane Community College revealed that many of Idaho and Washington’s lakes are plagued by common problems. Invasive species and high nutrient levels are degrading the waters of many of our beloved lakes.  Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper advocated for [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:34:56+00:00February 12th, 2010|blog, Hayden Lake, Water|0 Comments

Hayden Lake and Lee Shellman

Last Thursday, nearly 100 people turned out for KEA’s premier of Karen Hayes’ new documentary film, The Hayden Lake Project which describes in clear and convincing style what is happening to  Kootenai County’s largest lake that isn’t Lake Coeur d’Alene.   As the clear-eyed film points out, phosphorous is quite literally choking Hayden Lake, which doesn’t [...]

By |2011-12-22T10:33:36+00:00December 13th, 2009|blog, Community, Hayden Lake, Water|3 Comments