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junk2funk 2019

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

FREE SEED SAVING WORKSHOP @ THE GATHERING GARDEN  

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

September 8th, 2019

from 12 to 1:30

at the Gathering Garden, NIC Campus

930 Hubbard St. CdA

KEA ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT TOURS

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These are 2.5-hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. Book early they fill up fast

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Remaining Dates 2019

September 12th

September 19

September 21

September 26

JUNK2FUNK 11TH ANNUAL TRASHION SHOW

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Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits.

October 12th, 2019

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle

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Get your raffle tickets for this Kona Cruiser! $1 Each or 6 for $5.

KEA EVENT CALENDAR

JOIN US

Aug
25
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
8
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
12
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
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[...]
Sep
19
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
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[...]
Sep
21
Sat
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
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[...]
Sep
22
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Sep
26
Thu
10:30 am KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
KEA Environmental Educational Bo...
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KEA Environmental Educational Boat Tour
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[...]
Oct
5
Sat
8:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Gathering Garden serves as an outdoor classroom to gather, learn, share, and celebrate the benefits of sustainable living. Join us for Community Work Days at the Garden! Attend a scheduled work party where we garden together for a few hours and then share the available harvest. 
Oct
12
Sat
6:30 pm junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
junk2funk 2019 @ Coeur d'Alene Eagles | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Who knew that plastic, medical waste, air mattresses, feed sacks, cans, CDs, electronic junk, coffee filters, wine corks, and junk mail could, through the skill of artists, be transformed into amazing fashions?! Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA) is hosting the 11th Annual junk2funk Eco-Fashion show. Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning[...]
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

Kootenai County Commissioners Candidate Forum

By Dennis Brueggemann | September 15, 2018

Midterm elections are fast approaching.  Although there is excitement around deciding the next Governor of Idaho, an upcoming local election can have major environmental impacts in terms of the policy that affects the entire county. Two County Commissioner seats are up for grabs in Kootenai County. The Commissioners create policy that define high-level goals and […]

Fernan Restoration: The next phase

By Dennis Brueggemann | September 3, 2018

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 […]

Legislative Action: Pesticides Rider in Farm Bill

By Dennis Brueggemann | September 1, 2018

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 […]

Large development proposed in Hayden Lake

By Dennis Brueggemann | July 7, 2018

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 […]

Changes in Recycling Materials up for Consideration at Tonight’s City Council Meeting

By Dennis Brueggemann | June 19, 2018

Tonight(June 19th at 6pm) at the Coeur ‘d Alene City Council meeting the city will request a Temporary Rate Increase, Changes to the Acceptable Material List, and Modification of Contract in Regard to Collection Procedures for Coeur d’Alene Garbage Service.  The public will be able to express their concerns during the  PUBLIC COMMENTS period.   Each speaker will be […]

Have you noticed your Recycling bin overflowing yet? It could be happening soon here in CDA WHY?

By Dennis Brueggemann | June 11, 2018

On March 1, 2018, China began refusing to buy U.S. and European recyclables—especially most kinds of plastics, which has led to a challenge for the recycling industry and local companies such as CDA Garbage. In order to meet this challenge and continue offering full recycling service as defined by their current contract with the City, […]

Idaho Department of Lands to Hold Public Hearings

By Dennis Brueggemann | May 18, 2018

BNSF Railway wants to expand rail bridge infrastructure in our backyard by building a series of 3 new rail bridges. The largest bridge would cross nearly a mile over Lake Pend Oreille, adjacent to the existing rail bridge. The other two bridges would also parallel existing bridges that cross over Bridge St. (to City Beach) […]

Sample Letter to request that USCG perform a full EIS around BNSF’s proposed rail bridge expansion project

By Dennis Brueggemann | April 28, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard is the lead federal agency in charge of carrying out environmental oversight of the proposed project under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  We are requesting the Coast Guard perform a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) rather than a less rigorous Environmental Assessment (EA).   Date:   From: [Sender Name] [Address] […]

Forest Collaboration is Consuming the Public ‘s Forests

By Dennis Brueggemann | March 19, 2018

Citizens are speaking out in support of our nation’s conservation laws that protect National Forests. Efforts to circumvent those laws by self-styled collaborative groups, who are holding a conference in Coeur d’Alene today, threaten to take the public’s voice out of our National Forests. The conservationists and citizens note that collaborative efforts by special interests […]

Proposed Smelter in Newport, WA raising concerns in local communities

By Dennis Brueggemann | March 15, 2018

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 […]

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