Keeping Local Waters Clean
This Friday, the Democratic Club features Kristi Milan and Dennis Brueggemann from the Kootenai Environmental Alliance. They will present the current challenges faced with protecting and restoring the Lake Coeur d’Alene and Spokane River Watersheds. The discussion takes place at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill. So, we hope you will join in and learn the importance of keeping local waters clean.
Fostering Public Participation
This ongoing work requires committed individuals to be vigilant and proactive. To get you started, Kristi and Dennis will take you on a virtual tour of our Mountain Gem-Lake Coeur d’Alene aboard the KEA Waterkeeper Boat. The tour allows you to observe first hand some examples of best practices for water protection. For example, it explains how to properly manage agricultural runoff to protect shoreline riparian zones. This proactive measure is especially important for developing lakeshore properties in a responsible manner. In addition to the tour, there will be a demonstration of a new Water Reporter phone app. The app allows you to document and report pollution sites you encounter in our area. So bring your Smartphones so you can install the app and start reporting.
The Waterkeeper Alliance is a global initiative to hold polluters accountable. It is solely focused on the protection and restoration of clean water sources. The non-profit organization preserves and protects water by connecting local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates worldwide. Their goal is drinkable, fishable, swimmable water everywhere. The KEA manages the Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper program. As the local Waterkeeper affiliate, KEA works to protect against threats to our public’s water resources through enforcement, community action, education, restoration and advocacy.