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junk2funk 2019

FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

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

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Eagles Downtown Coeur d'Alene

KEA ALLIANCE SPEAKER SERIES

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November 7th: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout

December 5th: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade

KEA WATERKEEPER 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

10:00 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. 

Support KEA

Become a supporter of KE Alliance by making a one-time donation or choose a recurring monthly donation. We do not exist without your support! Thank YOU!

Kona Cruiser Bike Raffle

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

Fernan Restoration Clean Up August 2019

KEA EVENT CALENDAR

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Oct
16
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Oct
20
Sun
9:00 am The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
The Gathering Garden Community W... @ The Gathering Garden
Oct 20 @ 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. 
Nov
7
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Nov
14
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Nov
20
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Dec
5
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Dec
12
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
Dec
18
Wed
7:00 pm KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Climate Action Committee Mee... @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The KEA Climate Action Committee meets the Third Wednesday of the month here at the KEA office.
Jan
2
Thu
5:30 pm KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
KE Alliance Speaker Series @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Come hear from interesting people while enjoying some snacks and beverages! First Thursday of the month from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Networking with beverages and snacks from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM and talk from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM November: We the People of CDA, Terry Godbout December: Panhandle Health District, Valerie Wade[...]
Jan
9
Thu
5:00 pm KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
KEA Wildlife Committee Meeting @ Kootenai Environmental Alliance
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The KEA Wildlife Committee meets the second Thursday of every month.
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Local, Regional, and National Environmental News

Nature of Art, summer camp for kids 2019

By Amy Anderson | February 9, 2019

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 […]

Kootenai County Commissioners Candidate Forum

By Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 Amy Anderson | 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 […]

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