Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper

 

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Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper

The Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper program is an on-the-water advocate working to ensure that the Lake is swimmable, fish-able and drinkable! As your Waterkeeper, we work to protect against threats to the public’s water resources in the Coeur d’Alene Lake watershed through enforcement, community action, education, restoration, and advocacy.

Scientists report that declining oxygen levels may threaten the health and safety of Lake Coeur d’Alene. More than 75 million metric tons of toxic heavy metals (lead, cadmium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, copper and mercury) have been washing downstream from historic mining operations in the Upper Basin. Reduced oxygen levels increase the threat that these toxic metals, which are resting at the bottom of the lake, will become re-suspended in the water.

See a violation?

Pollution Hotline: (208) 667-9093

Report to the Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper – Amy Anderson, amy@kealliance.org

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Fast Facts - click to expand

  • The Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper became part of the international Waterkeeper Alliance movement in 2014.

  • The international Waterkeeper Alliance movement is working to protect over 2.7 million miles of waterways in 40+ countries.

  • National Waterkeeper initiatives include Clean & Safe Energy, Clean Water Defense, and Pure Farms-Pure Water

  • The Pacific Waterkeeper Alliance consists of 43 groups, including Waterkeepers in Idaho: Lake Pend Oreille, Snake River, and Coeur d’Alene Lake.

  • As your Waterkeeper, we work to protect against threats to the public’s water resources in the Coeur d’Alene Lake watershed through regulatory oversight of agencies, community action, education, restoration and advocacy.

  • We work to educate citizens to recognize threats to water quality on (and off) the lake and provide a hot-line (208-667-9093) where people can leave information for us to follow up on if they suspect a property owner is not in compliance wit land use codes, see bad development practices, pollution, etc. “If you see something, say something.

How you can do your part to keep Lake Coeur d’Alene healthy.

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- Lady Bird Johnson