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Cyanobacteria Bloom on Fernan Lake July 2019

Fernan Lake Health AdvisoryFernan 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 dominated [...]

By |2019-07-29T15:52:44-07:00July 29th, 2019|Featured, Water|0 Comments

Legacy of Mining Has Left A Dangerous Cocktail in Coeur d’Alene Lake

Article Everyone Should Read A recent article published in the High Country News talks about the after affects mining has left in our area and specifically Coeur d'Alene Lake. (Read the entire article here: A dangerous cocktail threatens the gem of North Idaho" ) "As attractive as it appears, the landscape around Coeur d’Alene Lake [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:58:30-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Community, Featured, Water|0 Comments

Help protect Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge!

A proposed commercial rezoning at Lake Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay and Mineral Ridge would allow an industrial operation along the lakeshore, potentially threatening the Bald eagle kokanee salmon feeding site and critical wetlands, and disturbing sediments that may contain heavy metals. To find out more, please attend the public hearing on Thursday May 16, [...]

By |2019-07-25T10:58:30-07:00May 13th, 2019|Featured, Water|0 Comments

Fernan Restoration: The next phase

Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) will be continuing its efforts to reduce phosphorus entering Fernan Lake with a demonstration restoration project.  KEA will be working with East Side Highway District and Architects West to restore 300 feet of shoreline. It has been determined that high phosphorous levels in Fernan Lake are a driving factor in the [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:09:46-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Featured, Water|0 Comments

Legislative Action: Pesticides Rider in Farm Bill

Nearly a decade ago, Waterkeeper Alliance and our partners won an important legal victory that helps keep pesticides from poisoning our waterways. This ruling meant that Clean Water Act permits are legally required before pesticides are sprayed over and into waterways. Ever since our legal victory, the chemical industry has been heavily lobbying Congress to create a [...]

By |2019-07-03T13:10:03-07:00September 1st, 2018|Community, Featured, Water|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|Featured, Kootenai Environmental Alliance|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, [...]