Education - Outreach - Grassroots Advocacy working for a healthy watershed since 2009
Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper ...
Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper (LPOW) is a non-profit organization located in Sandpoint, Idaho. LPOW’s mission is to protect the water quality of Lake Pend Oreille and its affiliated waterways so that they remain swimmable, fishable and drinkable for future generations... (Read more)
Love Your Lake Month - February 2014
RECENT NEWS - Oil Trains are the new coal trains
"It is gross negligence by regulators, politicians and Gov. Jay Inslee to allow a single tanker in our state if it is full of a substance we cannot clean up." (Read more)
Sandpoint Speaks: LPOW staff and Sandpoint residents join hundreds of coal export opponents at the Spokane scoping hearing
On September 25th LPOW staff, Board of Directors, and dedicated Lake Pend Oreille residents traveled to Spokane, WA to help raise Bonner County's voice at the scoping hearing for the Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility proposed for Longview, WA.
During the three hour hearing, comment after comment reiterated the deep and growing concern residents along the proposed rail route have about how our public health and safety, economic vitality, environmental health, and general well-being would be impacted by increased coal train traffic through our communities.
Read more about Sept. 25th's hearing, the scoping process, and the overwhelming message of concern here.
COAL: Our Right to Know
The Sandpoint - Spokane rail corridor serves as the "funnel" for all trains headed toward the west coast. Proposals for new coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington stand to dramatically increase coal train traffic along this corridor and may pose serious risks to air and water quality for Lake Pend Oreille communities.
We have a right to know how these proposed terminals will impact our watershed!
Learn more here...
Ask the Waterkeeper
-your monthly Q and A
Friday, March 28th
9:00 to 10:00 am
hosted by The Readery
The Lunch and Learn Series
-brainpower for your lunch hour
Tuesday, March 18th
12:10 to 12:50 pm
hosted by Common Knowledge
Show the Sandpoint City Council that you support its commitment to keeping herbicides out of our recreational waters! Donate today and help LPOW and the City expand the diver assisted hand-pulling program to important swimming and boating areas, including 3rd Ave Pier and Memorial boat launch. Together we can support chemical-free management of Eurasian watermilfoil in our lake and river!
The latest edition of the WATERKEEPER Alliance magazine is ready for online reading! Find it here.
Lake Pend Oreille Water Quality Monitoring: June - October
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