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junk2funk 2019

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

KEA WATERKEEPER ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT TOURS

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These are 2.5-hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. Book early they fill up fast

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Remaining Dates 2019

September 19

September 21

September 26

KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES

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Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 4-5PM.

October 3rd: Lake City Bicycle Collective, Tom and Jamie Morgan

November 7th: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout

JUNK2FUNK 11TH ANNUAL TRASHION SHOW

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Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits.

October 12th, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle

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Get your raffle tickets for this Kona Cruiser! $1 Each or 6 for $5.

Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019

KEA EVENT CALENDAR

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Sep
19
Thu
10:30 am KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Sep
21
Sat
10:30 am KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Sep
22
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
26
Thu
10:30 am KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Ed...
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA WATERKEEPER Environmental Educational Boat Tour
These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast! These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County.  Scheduling[...]
Oct
3
Thu
4:00 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 4-5PM. October: Lake City Bicycle Collective, Tom and Jamie Morgan November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout  
Oct
5
Sat
8:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Oct
10
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Oct
12
Sat
6:30 pm junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks, and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) is hosting the 11th Annual junk2funk Eco-Fashion show. Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning[...]
Oct
16
Wed
7:00 am KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 16 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Oct
20
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

Bridge expansion project given the go ahead, now what?

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 10, 2019

WORD FROM UP NORTH: We have finally received word from the Coast Guard concerning the BNSF rail expansion project. We are sad to report that their decision was not in the direction we had been hoping for, which was to perform an Environmental Impact Statement. Unfortunately, they have decided to issue the Final Environmental Assessment […]

Advisory for Twin Lakes September 2nd 2019

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHD Contact: Katherine Hoyer August 28, 2019 (208) 415-5108 DEQ Contact: Robert Steed (208) 769-1422 Health Advisory Extended to Upper Twin Lake KOOTENAI CO., ID — Panhandle Health District (PHD) and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has issued a health advisory for Upper Twin Lake. The health advisory for Lower […]

What Happens When We Kill All the Bees?

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 26, 2019

From the Center for Biological Diversity: Did you know that bees pollinate 1 out of every 3 bites of food that we eat? We clearly owe a lot to our pollinator friends, and now they urgently need our help. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency just approved an enormous expansion of the use of the bee-killing pesticide […]

The Amazon Rainforest Is On Fire and Barely Makes the News

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 23, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is an ecological marvel. It’s twice the size of India, according to the World Wildlife Fund, and it’s the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. It’s home to at least 10% of the world’s biodiversity, produces 20% of the world’s oxygen and helps regulate the temperature of the whole planet. Read more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/world/amazon-rainforest-environment-fire-trnd/index.html […]

Of The World’s New Oil and Gas Production 61% Will Come From the US

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 23, 2019

The sheer scale of this new production dwarfs that of every other country in the world and would spell disaster for the world’s ambitions to curb climate change – the effects of which we’re already witnessing through massive heatwaves, flooding, and extreme weather. Read more here: https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/oil-gas-and-mining/us-set-to-drown-world-oil/

July Was The Warmest Month on Record For The Globe

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 22, 2019

The global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for July 2019 was the highest for the month of July, making it the warmest month overall in the 140-year NOAA global temperature dataset record, which dates back to 1880. The year-to-date temperature for 2019 tied with 2017 as the second warmest January–July on record. […]

EPA Is Eroding States’ Authority to Protect Waters from Unchecked Development

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 12, 2019

You should not dive into a pool before checking if it is filled with water. States should not make a CWA §401 permit granting decision before they have all of the relevant facts. The EPA disagrees. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a guidance document outlining certain Clean Water Act (CWA) timelines and requirements […]

US Forest Service Plans to Limit the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Process

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | August 7, 2019

Almost anytime there’s a chance for you to weigh in with land managers about an important decision—from trying to fight off mining in the headwaters of the Boundary Waters to the creation of a new management plan for your local National Forest—that opportunity exists because of a law called the National Environmental Policy Act, or […]

Humanity’s Ecological Footprint contracted between 2014-2016

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 29, 2019

The 2019 edition of the National Footprint and Biocapacity Accounts tracks the Ecological Footprint and biocapacity of all countries, using U.N. data, from 1961 to 2016. This is two years further than last year’s edition since U.N. data is becoming available more rapidly. One finding is that humanity’s carbon Footprint dropped 1.4 percent between 2014 […]

Cyanobacteria Bloom on Fernan Lake July 2019

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | July 29, 2019

Fernan Lake Health Advisory Fernan Lake is experiencing cyanobacteria bloom dominated by Gloeotrichia sp. and Woronichinia sp. that has had consistent scum formation at the east side boat ramp (opposite end of the lake from Fernan Village).  These scums should be avoided. The rest of the lake hasvisible cyanobacterial colonies that the lab identified as […]

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