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Stop Soil Erosion: World Soil Day December 5th 2019

What is World Soil Day? World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. An international day to celebrate Soil was recommended by the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) in 2002. [...]

By |2019-12-04T11:17:53-08:00December 4th, 2019|Land Use|0 Comments

*Action Alert* Kootenai Comprehensive Plan “Updates” Hearing

ACTION ALERT Comprehensive Plan Update and Public Hearing NOVEMBER 13, 2019, WEDNESDAY, 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. KOOTENAI COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, Room 1 A/B 451 GOVERNMENT WAY, COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO The Board of Commissioners (BOCC) heard from numerous residents who would like to attend the November 13 Comprehensive Plan Hearing but are unable to [...]

By |2019-12-04T11:21:57-08:00November 13th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Student Water Quality and Snow Science Field Trips

The Confluence Project (TCP) is a partnership model of environmental education developed by the University of Idaho (UI)’s Waters of the West (WoW) program. The primary goals of TCP are to improve science education in urban, rural and tribal areas of Idaho and to build community capacity to protect and restore local water resources. The [...]

By |2019-10-29T11:04:18-07:00October 29th, 2019|Water|0 Comments

Passing of a KEA Family Member

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 [...]

By |2019-09-24T08:45:44-07:00September 24th, 2019|Community, Kootenai Environmental Alliance|0 Comments

Twin Lakes Toxin Advisory Is Lifted

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 [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:54:02-07:00September 20th, 2019|Water|0 Comments

Kootenai County Comprehensive Plan September 26th Public Hearing

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 website. Community feedback meetings were held at five locations throughout the county. [...]

By |2019-09-17T08:39:31-07:00September 17th, 2019|Community|0 Comments

Global Climate Strike September 20th 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:

By |2019-09-17T08:25:26-07:00September 17th, 2019|Climate|0 Comments

Bridge expansion project given the go ahead, now what?

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 [...]

By |2019-09-10T08:13:19-07:00September 10th, 2019|Water|2 Comments

Advisory for Twin Lakes September 2nd 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 [...]

By |2019-09-02T09:51:40-07:00September 2nd, 2019|Water|0 Comments