BNSF Train Derails into Kootenai River

Early in the morning of January 1st, 2020, a locomotive derailed due to a rock slide and derailed into the Kootenai River near Moyie Springs. One of the derailed engines leaked diesel and other toxins into the river while the community waited over a month for the site to be cleaned up.

Clean Water Act: EPA rolls back critical protections for streams & wetlands

This new rule, for the first time in almost 50 years, will allow developers and landowners to discharge pollutants including pesticides, fertilizers and industrial chemicals directly into thousands of waterways across the United States.

Our Lake for Life

Ensuring our local waterways remain Drinkable, Fishable & Swimmable for Future Generations.

Waterkeeper Alliance

Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper is a proud member of the WATERKEEPER® Alliance with more than 300 local Waterkeeper groups protecting water on six continents.


To improve water quality by advocating and, when necessary, litigating for increased regulatory control of water pollution and for stronger enforcement of water quality-related laws.


Strengthen our monitoring programs to produce quality data that can be used by regulatory agencies or courts to improve water quality.

Education and Outreach

Expand education and outreach opportunities to engage greater numbers of people and influence a change in individual behaviors that cause water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation.

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Rock Creek Mine legal battle moves forward

Rock Creek Mine legal battle moves forward

Is the End Near for the proposed Rock Creek Mine? Noxon Montan| Clark Fork River| Lake Pend Oreille Proposed Rock Creek Mine Developments  The Rock Creek Mine Project is a proposed underground copper and silver mine located in Sanders County of northwestern Montana....

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Spring 2020 Semi-Annual Report

Spring 2020 Semi-Annual Report

We are excited to release our Spring 2020 Semi-Annual Report! This report includes details about current issues, our programs and events, a kids' corner, a note from our Board of Directors Vice President, and more! View our Spring 2020 Semi-Annual Report in your...

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We protect the water quality of the Clark Fork/Pend Oreille Watershed so that our local waterways remain drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations.

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