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 can be lethal to animals, and dangerous to humans. The local health district warns people who swim, boat and barbecue along the picturesque lower Coeur d’Alene River to brush dirt from their pets, shoes and camping gear, so they don’t track lead-laced dust into their homes.”

The article is an enlightening tale that is more reminiscent of a slow moving horror movie than a fun loving children’s fairy tale. Rising nutrient levels in the lake are not something to be taken lightly. Which is why we are recommending that anyone who is going to take one of our Water Keeper tours on the lake this summer should read this before taking the tour.

It will provide great insight and knowledge before you go. That way you can better understand more about some of the things that your water guide will be discussing in the 2.5 hour pontoon boat tour.

Take a 2.5 Hour Water Tour

If after reading the article you are interested in learning more, we recommend signing up for one of the lake tours.

Here is more information on those tours:

Kootenai Environmental Alliance is starting the Water Keeper Tours for the season and we have you signed as interested! These are 2.5 hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene throughout the summer and into the fall and fill up fast!

These pontoon boat tours along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene inform the public about clean water issues and about the dangers facing the lake, a key economic driver for Kootenai County. Scheduling is on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay! You may include friends and family up to 8 people.

Remaining dates for Tours are scheduled for 10-12:30 on the following dates:
July 18th
July 25th
July 27th
August 8th
August 15th
August 24th

If this time period does not work for your group, we can make arrangements to facilitate a convenient time for you. Please contact us via email at or by phone at 208-667-9093 with questions, number in your group and days you would like to join as soon as possible!