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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS
JUNK2FUNK 11TH ANNUAL TRASHION SHOW
Artists will demonstrate their creative abilities on the runway by turning junk and recycled materials into fabulously fun designer outfits.
October 12th, 2019
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene
KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES
November 7th: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout
December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade
KEA WATERKEEPER ENVIRONMENTAL BOAT TOURS
These are 2.5-hour pontoon boat tours on beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. Book early they fill up fast
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
We do not have any scheduled Boat Tours in October, but if you can get 4 or more people interested we will see about scheduling one for you.
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Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle
Get your raffle tickets for this Kona Cruiser! $1 Each or 6 for $5.
Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019
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The theme for this year’s camp is BIRDS! Kids will hike in the forest and stream areas, look for birds and other wildlife, and learn about bird habitats, feathers, nests and eggs. Your camper will make a bird feeder, compare nesting boxes of various birds and learn about different bird habitat needs. Nature crafts and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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
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] […]
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 […]