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Updates From the Gizmo CdA Makers Faire on Saturday 2019

Kootenai Environmental Alliance was in attendance at the first ever Makers Faire put on by Gizmo-Cda this past Saturday. Staff rotated shifts throughout the day with my shift being the last shift of the day. It was an event full of makers, doers, educators, and inventors. Anyone in attendance would have been able to find [...]

By |2019-07-15T11:30:43-07:00July 15th, 2019|blog, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Water|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 |2019-07-03T08:34:23-07:00April 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 |2019-07-03T08:35:36-07:00February 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 |2019-07-03T08:36:31-07:00September 15th, 2018|blog|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 |2019-07-03T13:10:13-07:00June 19th, 2018|blog, Featured|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 |2019-07-03T13:10:23-07:00June 11th, 2018|blog, climate change, Featured, 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

Sample Letter to request that USCG perform a full EIS around BNSF’s proposed rail bridge expansion project

The U.S. Coast Guard is the lead federal agency in charge of carrying out environmental oversight of the proposed project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  We are requesting the Coast Guard perform a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rather than a less rigorous Environmental Assessment (EA).   Date:   From: [Sender Name] [Address] [...]

By |2018-04-27T13:31:02-07:00April 28th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Forest Collaboration is Consuming the Public ‘s Forests

Citizens are speaking out in support of our nation’s conservation laws that protect National Forests. Efforts to circumvent those laws by self-styled collaborative groups, who are holding a conference in Coeur d’Alene today, threaten to take the public’s voice out of our National Forests. The conservationists and citizens note that collaborative efforts by special interests [...]

By |2018-03-19T07:21:59-07:00March 19th, 2018|blog, Forests, KEA, Land Use|0 Comments

Proposed Smelter in Newport, WA raising concerns in local communities

A Canadian Company Called HiTest Sand is proposing to build a smelter in Newport Washington.  The proposed smelter will discharge up to 700 tons per year of nitrogen oxide, 601 tons of carbon monoxide and 760 tons of sulfur dioxide, along with 111 tons per year of particulate matter.  The smelter would be the 15th [...]

By |2018-03-13T16:09:37-07:00March 15th, 2018|blog, climate change, Community, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|0 Comments