How do roads affect water quality?

How do roads affect water quality?

How Do Roads Affect Water Quality? When you think of our beautiful lakes and rivers, you may not think about their relationship with roads. Many rural roads and driveways are constructed of nothing more than compacted native soils and if not properly managed, these...
Our Gem: How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Our Gem: How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Our Gem: How safe is your drinking water? SharePrint | July 19, 2020 1:00 AM Protect your drinking water When should water be tested? Water testing Most people take clean drinking water for granted. We assume the water coming out of the faucet is safe. If you live in...
OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

The headwaters of the Coeur d’Alene Basin are essential to the success of mining, timber, agriculture, and hydropower industries. Mining activities along the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River have a significant influence on basin watershed conditions and on the...

Construction Ahead: Keep the Lake Clear

This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Read the original article. Everywhere you look new houses are going up, highways are full of work zones and lots are being cleared for new business. This construction...

Boating Best Practices

Better Boating for the Sake of the Lake This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Read the original article. North Idaho provides abundant recreational activities, which in the warmer months include...

Wise Lawn and Garden Care Protects Our Waterways

As the population increases, North Idaho lakes and streams are at heightened risk of pollution. This story was written by Jim Ekins for the CDA Press on Sunday May 10, 2020. Read the original article. Homeowners can do a lot to protect and improve water quality...