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When Leaves Fall, So Can Lake Oxygen Levels

Nutrient-rich foliage should be diverted from our waterways. This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Nov. 8, 2020. Read the original article. While autumn is an especially spectacular season in North Idaho, the colorful leaves...

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Is Your Boat Ready for Winter?

Finish the season strong with these steps for optimal protection of both your watercraft and our watershed. This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Read the original article. Each fall when the Bay Watchers...

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Help Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Nearly 300 mussel-fouled boats discovered across Idaho in the last decade This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Read the original article. Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are plants, animals and other...

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KEA launches search for next Executive Director

Kootenai Environmental Alliance, North Idaho's oldest environmental nonprofit, is searching for our next Executive Director!  Nearing our 50th anniversary, we're at a pivotal time in our organization's history.   We're critically evaluating programs, projects and...

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Down The Drain: Household Wastewater Treatment Systems

| September 20, 2020 1:10 AM As we move into fall, it’s a good time to button up your place; whether it is a summer home or year-round residence. One often overlooked annual maintenance item is your wastewater treatment system. For many homes in the Coeur d’Alene...

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How do roads affect water quality?

How Do Roads Affect Water Quality? When you think of our beautiful lakes and rivers, you may not think about their relationship with roads. Many rural roads and driveways are constructed of nothing more than compacted native soils and if not properly managed, these...

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Our Gem: How Safe is Your Drinking Water?

Our Gem: How safe is your drinking water? SharePrint | July 19, 2020 1:00 AM Protect your drinking water When should water be tested? Water testing Most people take clean drinking water for granted. We assume the water coming out of the faucet is safe. If you live in...

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OUR GEM: Heavy metals in our watershed

The headwaters of the Coeur d’Alene Basin are essential to the success of mining, timber, agriculture, and hydropower industries. Mining activities along the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River have a significant influence on basin watershed conditions and on the...

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