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Water is critical to all life on Earth. The clear rivers, beautiful lakes and pure drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. KEA is a leading advocate for water quality protection and water conservation across the Inland Northwest.

We work to protect the surface beauty our water presents, as well as, flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in the Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Hayden Lake and our other waterways which have degraded due to elevated phosphorous levels, sediment and stormwater pollution.

We also work to reinforce and improve water conservation measures in area communities.

Learn more about the CdA Residential Landscape Conservation Rebate Program.

Learn more about Xeriscape Design – planting drought tolerant and native plant species in your landscaping to conserve water. You can view our Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the corner of 10th Street and Foster Ave.

Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Design

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Xeriscaping 101 brochure

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3001, 2017

New Comprehensive Plan for the Spokane River Guides Actions for Reducing PCBs

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: blog, Water|0 Comments

A positive step toward a cleaner Spokane River was quietly recorded this past December. The Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force (Task Force) released a comprehensive plan that identifies a variety of actions that could [...]

2701, 2017

Settlement Restricts Megaloads on Wild and Scenic Highway 12

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

The Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho Rivers United and legal group Advocates for the West recently finalized a settlement agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to protect historic uses of U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho [...]

1201, 2017

Restoring the Coeur d’Alene Basin: Deadline Looms for Public Input on Superfund Megasite

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: blog, Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

The deadline to submit comments on the draft Coeur d’Alene Basin Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is tomorrow, Friday, January 13th. The Restoration Plan  is meant to provide a comprehensive strategic framework to [...]

2212, 2016

Senator Risch Introduces Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act

By | December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Forests, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

A huge thank you to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch who introduced a bill earlier this month to protect 13,900 acres in north Idaho as wilderness. The Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act of 2016 would protect approximately [...]

2811, 2016

Restoration Partnership Plans for Restoration of Injured Natural Resources in Coeur d’Alene Basin

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Forests, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments

For most of the 20th century, mining wastes in the Coeur d’Alene Basin were discharged into the South Fork and mainstem Coeur d’Alene River and its tributaries, or were deposited on lands and eventually migrated [...]