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Help protect Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge!

A proposed commercial rezoning at Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge would allow an industrial operation along the lakeshore, potentially threatening the Bald eagle kokanee salmon feeding site and critical wetlands, and disturbing sediments that may contain heavy metals. To find out more, please attend the public hearing on Thursday May 16, [...]

By |2019-05-13T23:49:50-07:00May 13th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

YOUTH WATER SUMMIT VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED!

Volunteer Judges Needed! What is the Youth Water Summit? A scientific conference for high school students who are learning about our watershed through The Confluence Project using field experiences and hands-on research. We are expecting about 500 students from regional high schools to attend and present water related research projects where students identify a local [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:11:50-07:00April 25th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Nature of Art, summer camp for kids 2019

The theme for this year's camp is BIRDS! Kids will hike in the forest and stream areas, look for birds and other wildlife, and learn about bird habitats, feathers, nests and eggs. Your camper will make a bird feeder, compare nesting boxes of various birds and learn about different bird habitat needs. Nature crafts and [...]

By |2019-05-09T14:14:14-07:00February 9th, 2019|blog|0 Comments

Kootenai County Commissioners Candidate Forum

Midterm elections are fast approaching.  Although there is excitement around deciding the next Governor of Idaho, an upcoming local election can have major environmental impacts in terms of the policy that affects the entire county. Two County Commissioner seats are up for grabs in Kootenai County. The Commissioners create policy that define high-level goals and [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:56:50-07:00September 15th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Fernan Restoration: The next phase

Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) will be continuing its efforts to reduce phosphorus entering Fernan Lake with a demonstration restoration project.  KEA will be working with East Side Highway District and Architects West to restore 300 feet of shoreline. It has been determined that high phosphorous levels in Fernan Lake are a driving factor in the [...]

By |2018-09-14T09:44:37-07:00September 3rd, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Legislative Action: Pesticides Rider in Farm Bill

Nearly a decade ago, Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners won an important legal victory that helps keep pesticides from poisoning our waterways. This ruling meant that Clean Water Act permits are legally required before pesticides are sprayed over and into waterways. Ever since our legal victory, the chemical industry has been heavily lobbying Congress to create a [...]

By |2018-08-30T13:58:02-07:00September 1st, 2018|blog, KEA, Water|0 Comments

Large development proposed in Hayden Lake

A large development called English Point Heights is being proposed with 155 homes just 1,000 feet from the shoreline of Hayden Lake.  The development will be at the corner of Lancaster and Hayden Lake Roads on a steep clay-base hill.  This is one of the largest rural developments proposed in the county in over 10 [...]

By |2018-07-03T13:42:46-07:00July 7th, 2018|Community, Hayden Lake, KEA, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

Changes in Recycling Materials up for Consideration at Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Tonight(June 19th at 6pm) at the Coeur 'd Alene City Council meeting the city will request a Temporary Rate Increase, Changes to the Acceptable Material List, and Modification of Contract in Regard to Collection Procedures for Coeur d’Alene Garbage Service.  The public will be able to express their concerns during the  PUBLIC COMMENTS period.   Each speaker will be [...]

By |2018-06-19T13:13:02-07:00June 19th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Have you noticed your Recycling bin overflowing yet? It could be happening soon here in CDA WHY?

On March 1, 2018, China began refusing to buy U.S. and European recyclables---especially most kinds of plastics, which has led to a challenge for the recycling industry and local companies such as CDA Garbage. In order to meet this challenge and continue offering full recycling service as defined by their current contract with the City, [...]

By |2018-06-11T08:07:34-07:00June 11th, 2018|blog, climate change, KEA|0 Comments

Idaho Department of Lands to Hold Public Hearings

BNSF Railway wants to expand rail bridge infrastructure in our backyard by building a series of 3 new rail bridges. The largest bridge would cross nearly a mile over Lake Pend Oreille, adjacent to the existing rail bridge. The other two bridges would also parallel existing bridges that cross over Bridge St. (to City Beach) [...]

By |2018-05-18T15:27:58-07:00May 18th, 2018|blog|0 Comments