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

In Memory of Scott Reed

Kootenai Environmental Alliance lost a great friend and leader over the weekend. Scott Reed, renowned environmental attorney and KEA’s co-founder, passed away Saturday night at the age of 87 in the company of his loving wife, Mary Lou and children Bruce Reed and Tara Woolpy. Scott was relentless in his pursuit to protect [...]

By | 2015-05-08T12:45:38+00:00 May 8th, 2015|blog, KEA, Save Cougar Bay|3 Comments

KEA Honors Community Conservationists for Earth Day

For Earth Day we thought it only appropriate to recognize the individuals that have devoted themselves to ensuring a cleaner, healthier & more sustainable environment for our community & the next generation. Art Manley Lifetime Conservation Award: Sid Fredrickson Since 1994. KEA has awarded the Art Manley Lifetime Conservation Award to someone for [...]

By | 2015-04-26T15:37:59+00:00 April 26th, 2015|blog, Community, KEA|0 Comments

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+00:00 September 6th, 2012|blog, Community, Hayden Lake, KEA, Water, Wildlife|1 Comment

Volunteers Kayak for Stormwater Education

Two weeks ago KEA held a Volunteer Lake Monitors kayaking trip. The morning was beautiful and calm, perfect for enjoying the beauty of CdA Lake and Spokane River. The 9 volunteers and KEA geared up and launched out in boats provided by North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits. We headed downstream towards three stormwater outfall pipes. [...]

By | 2012-09-06T10:01:08+00:00 September 6th, 2012|blog, Community, KEA, Water|0 Comments

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

  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 TO OUR LAKE." These volunteers dedicated their time to raise awareness about stormwater pollution. Many people are under the assumption [...]

By | 2012-09-06T14:08:31+00:00 September 5th, 2012|blog, Community, KEA, Water|1 Comment

Gerry House

Sad news from Hayden Lake. Long-time KEA member and a great friend of clean water has passed away. The unfortunate details from facebook: Hayden Lake native Gerald “Gerry” House, 73, died at the North Idaho Hospice House on June 30 after a courageous six-year battle with multiple myeloma. Gerry’s friends are invited to a gathering [...]

By | 2012-07-01T16:13:51+00:00 July 1st, 2012|KEA|0 Comments

Summer Job at KEA!

Hey kids! Still looking for something interesting to do this summer? We’ve got a summer job for you. Our project grant for the summer just arrived and we need one or two summer students to do some specific research on one of the most important water quality concerns in our region. Now that our funding [...]

By | 2012-06-07T19:17:23+00:00 June 7th, 2012|KEA|1 Comment

Summer Legal Internship at KEA

Hey law students! Still looking for something interesting to do this summer? We’ve got a job for you. We were just awarded a project grant for the summer and we need one or two law students to do some specific research and writing for the project. It is, of course, related to our never-ending efforts [...]

By | 2012-05-15T13:45:03+00:00 May 15th, 2012|KEA|2 Comments

KEA Awards Presented at Gala

Our 2nd annual Earth Day Gala was a 2nd annual success last Friday at the Hayden Lake Country Club.  Dinner was served, items were auctioned, money was raised, speeches were given, and fun was had. Special thanks to all three Kootenai County Commissioners who joined us for our 40th Anniversary celebration. At the Gala, KEA [...]

By | 2012-04-23T15:21:56+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|KEA|0 Comments