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WATER is critical to all life on Earth. The clear rivers, beautiful lakes and pure drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. KEA is the leading advocate for water conservation and water quality protection across the Inland Northwest. We work to protect the surface beauty our water presents, as well as, flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Hayden Lake, & our other waterways which have degraded due to elevated phosphorous levels, sediment and stormwater pollution.

Important Links:
http://www.idwr.idaho.gov/waterboard/WaterPlanning/CAMP/RP_CAMP/pdf/2011/RP_CAMP_final_Adopted_Plan.pdf

Drought and Water Pollution Means Taps Run Dry for Half of Zimbabwe’s Capital City

More than 2 million people in and around Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, are currently without access to municipal drinking water, the result of a years-long drought and high water pollution levels, Climate Change News reported. With their taps running dry, residents are instead relying on merchants, open wells, streams, and boreholes for water. Read more [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:53:19-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change, Water|0 Comments

New Analysis for Drought Management in the Willamette River Basin

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By |2019-07-17T14:51:10-07:00July 17th, 2019|climate change, Water|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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 |2019-07-03T13:09:25-07:00May 13th, 2019|Featured, Lake Coeur d'Alene, 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, KEA, Water|0 Comments

Large development proposed in Hayden Lake

A large development called English Point Heights is being proposed with 155 homes just 1,000 feet from the shoreline of Hayden Lake.  The development will be at the corner of Lancaster and Hayden Lake Roads on a steep clay-base hill.  This is one of the largest rural developments proposed in the county in over 10 [...]

By |2018-07-03T13:42:46-07:00July 7th, 2018|Community, Hayden Lake, KEA, Land Use, Water, Wildlife|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