Our Gem

The Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative is a team of committed and passionate professionals working to protect our local water resources. Participating entities include the University of Idaho Community Water Resource Center, Coeur d’Alene Tribe Lake Management Department, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, and CDA 2030.

Our Gem Articles

Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake this summer?

You likely live in this beautiful area for the abundant recreational activities it provides boating, wake surfing, camping, swimming, and fishing. The waterways in the Coeur d’Alene Basin are increasingly busy so preventing water pollution is especially important and...

As the population increases, North Idaho lakes and streams are at heightened risk of pollution.

This story was written by Jim Ekins for the CDA Press on Sunday May 10, 2020. Read the original article. Homeowners can do a lot to protect and improve water quality through proper lawn and garden care and by landscaping with native or near-native plants that are...

We all Live Downstream

This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Read the original article. When it rains or snow melts, where does that water go? In a natural landscape, water is quickly absorbed into the soil, but in urban and...

Our Gem, Coeur d’Alene Lake

This story was written by the Our Gem Collaborative team for the CDA Press on Friday, April 3, 2020. Read the original article. The Our Gem Coeur d’Alene Lake Collaborative is a team of committed and passionate professionals working to protect our local water...