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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

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

Support KEA during Idaho Gives Today!

Since 2013, Idaho Gives — the statewide, 24-hour online annual giving event that takes place this year on Thursday, May 4 — has raised $3.5 million for Idaho nonprofits. With more than 700 organizations participating now, organizers have raised the stakes in year number five: They’re trying to raise $1.2 million on Thursday. That represents [...]

By | 2017-05-03T14:41:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

Action Alert: Speak for Imperiled Wolverine

Describing the wolverine as a “snow-dependent species standing squarely in the path of global climate change,” a federal judge overturned an August 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refusing to grant this rare and elusive species any protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Due to this ruling brought by conservation groups, [...]

By | 2016-11-14T13:45:09+00:00 November 14th, 2016|KEA, Wildlife|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 | 2016-06-06T12:09:42+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

Outdoor Idaho features KEA on Health of Our Lakes Special

On May 19th, the Coeur d' Alene areas lakes debuted in a starring role in an Idaho Public Television documentary, "Health of our Lakes". The special highlights the cause and effects of blue-green algae, a warm weather phenomenon that annually affects the region's bodies of water. The lake's in the Idaho Panhandle appear as magnificent [...]

By | 2016-05-23T14:39:03+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|KEA, 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 | 2016-05-21T10:23:40+00:00 May 21st, 2016|Community, KEA|0 Comments

John Muir’s Last Stand

JOHN MUIR, a man whose love for nature seemed almost to transcend Earthly limits, was not immortal. More than one hundred years ago, on Christmas eve 1914, Muir’s spirit set off into the pathless wild. The great naturalist’s obituary in the New York Times was effusive, listing professional accomplishments after recounting his emigration [...]

By | 2015-12-07T10:50:40+00:00 December 21st, 2015|blog, Forests, KEA, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Citizen Power Under the Clean Water Act

In the 1960s and early 70s, Coeur d’Alene Lake ran white with toxic waters. Smelters and sewage facilities dumped their waste directly into the Lake’s tributaries. Coeur d’Alene Lake wasn’t alone. Across the nation, water quality was at an all-time low. A symbol was the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, so choked with industrial [...]

By | 2015-07-23T13:04:10+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|KEA, Water|0 Comments