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 major supplier of water to the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, the source of drinking water for more than 500,000 people. And culturally, the value of Coeur d’Alene Lake is unquantifiable; it’s considered a gem by the people of North Idaho, and its potential loss is so devastating as to be almost inconceivable. Read more here: High Country News

The EPA wants your input on cleaning up hazardous mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin. 

The EPA is making good progress in the upper reaches of the Silver Valley however water quality in Lake Coeur d’Alene is deteriorating.

We want the EPA to investigate Lake Coeur d’Alene and determine a new cleanup plan using EPA funds 

Urge the EPA to develop a new cleanup plan and direct new EPA funds to clean up Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Kootenai Environmental Alliance has partnered with other conservation organizations in the Inland Northwest to provide a unified message and voice.

The health of the lake is a critical component of Coeur d’Alene’s economy. If the lake becomes contaminated, the consequences are immeasurable.

When it comes to the health of our community, I think we can all agree to agree.

Your voice matters, you can make a difference for the health and protection of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Submit your comments by the deadline using the link below.

Comments are due to the EPA by April 30.

- Lady Bird Johnson