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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

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

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES

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

December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade

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

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

We do not have any scheduled Boat Tours in October, but if you can get 4 or more people interested we will see about scheduling one for you. 

Support KEA

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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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Oct
16
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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. 
Nov
7
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Nov
14
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Nov
20
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Dec
5
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Dec
12
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Dec
18
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Jan
2
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Jan
9
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

Passing of a KEA Family Member

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 24, 2019

Dear Friends and Family of Kootenai Environmental Alliance, It is with heavy hearts that we share this message of the peaceful passing of Russell Hersrud, KEA’s beloved Board president. Russ was truly a pillar of KEA, spearheading many projects, programs, and committees with his tireless commitment to bettering our world and making our community a better […]

Twin Lakes Toxin Advisory Is Lifted

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 20, 2019

Good Morning A press release will go out shortly lifting the health advisory on upper and lower Twin Lakes.  Microcystin toxin analysis from samples taken at 5 beach sites (3 in the lower lake and 1 in the upper lake) was well below the EPA recommended recreational advisory.  The advisory remains in effect for the […]

Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan September 26th Public Hearing

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 17, 2019

The Kootenai County Planning Commission today released a revision of the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update and announced a public hearing has been set for September 26. The Kootenai County Planning Commission published the proposed Comprehensive Plan Update on April 1 on the KeepingKootenai.com website. Community feedback meetings were held at five locations throughout the county. […]

When You Throw Something Away You Need to Think About Where It Goes

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 17, 2019

Environmental scientist Kate O’Neill discusses recycling and the global politics of waste. “Once you throw something away, you’ve got to think about where’s it going to go next,” she says. This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really confused lately about how and what I should be […]

Global Climate Strike September 20th 2019

By Jamie Lynn Morgan | September 17, 2019

We’ve endured another summer of record-breaking heatwaves, floods, and refinery explosions. Enough is enough. No more government inaction and half-measures. It’s time to build a renewable energy economy that works for everyone. Join us in the streets September 20 and the week after to demand climate justice for all. Learn more here: https://globalclimatestrike.net/usa/

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/

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