KC Dem Club Online: Shelley Austin, Kootenai Environmental Alliance

The climate crisis is not going away. Therefore, it is imperative that we stay focused and engaged in the fight to reduce our impact on the environment. That is why we are excited to welcome Shelley Austin the new executive director of the Kootenai Environmental Alliance (KEA). As you know, KEA is no stranger to the Democratic Club. However, Shelley is less well known. Consequently, we look forward to having her join us at the Democratic Club this Friday at noon online. Shelley says, “It is imperative that we all do all we can to mitigate the impact of our behaviors and prepare for the future of climate change.”

We distribute a Zoom link for our club meeting on the Thursday prior to the meeting date. To request the link or assistance getting connected, contact Phil at pjwmia@aol.com.

Also, find videos of past Club meetings at KootenaiCountyDemClub.com/Meeting Videos.

Shelley Austin

Shelley Austin is a fifth generation New Mexican who grew up in Boulder, Colorado. At age 6, she took her first backpacking trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. She was raised with the notion of taking only pictures and leaving only footprints. Through her wilderness experiences as a child, she developed a deep love and respect for the environment.

Kootenai Environmental Alliance

Former Idaho State Senators Art Manley and Mary Lou Reed, plus well-known environmental attorney Scott Reed, along with representatives from several local and regional sporting organizations founded the Kootenai Environmental Alliance in 1972. Now, it is the oldest non-profit conservation group in Idaho. In addition, it is recognized as one of the oldest in the Northwest. The work of the KEA includes environmental protection, restoration, and conservation.