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“You never know the worth of water until the well runs dry” – American proverb


Water is critical to all life on Earth. The clear rivers, beautiful lakes, and pure drinking water are reasons many of us chose to make Northern Idaho home. KEA is a leading advocate for water quality protection and water conservation across the Inland Northwest.

We work to protect the surface beauty, as well as flows in the Spokane River and the water quality in the Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Hayden Lake, and our other waterways, which have degraded due to elevated phosphorous levels, sediment, and stormwater pollution.

We also work to reinforce and improve water conservation measures in area communities.


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Lake Coeur d'Alene Waterkeepers

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.

The Confluence Project

The Confluence Project is a year-long, place-based, hands-on water science education model implemented in North Idaho high schools.

Water News

Protect Lake Coeur d’Alene – Let Your Voice Be Heard

Protect Lake Coeur d’Alene – Let Your Voice Be Heard

Make your voice heard! The region's human inhabitants rely on the lake. It supports both a bustling recreation industry and significant lakeside property values, which would be threatened by algae blooms and toxin releases. The lake's outlet, the Spokane River, is a...

Twin Lakes Toxin Advisory Is Lifted

Good Morning A press release will go out shortly lifting the health advisory on upper and lower Twin Lakes.  Microcystin toxin analysis from samples taken at 5 beach sites (3 in the lower lake and 1 in the upper lake) was well below the EPA recommended recreational...

Bridge expansion project given the go ahead, now what?

WORD FROM UP NORTH: We have finally received word from the Coast Guard concerning the BNSF rail expansion project. We are sad to report that their decision was not in the direction we had been hoping for, which was to perform an Environmental Impact Statement....

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