LPOW recently signed on to a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers and Trestle Creek Investments for approving a housing and marina development near Trestle Creek, one of the most important bull trout spawning streams in the Pacific Northwest.
Use the interactive map on our new Drinking Water page to discover drinking water sources around Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River. Learn about the protections in place to protect our water sources and how you can do your part to protect our precious resources!
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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While Bonner County's decision regarding changing the shoreline code has been seemingly postponed, the county’s ability to completely ignore certain environmental codes is prevalent. Boyer Slough, located just west of Kootenai Point on Lake Pend Oreille, faces...
Lawsuit launched over violations of the Endangered Species Act in favor of Trestle Creek Marina development
Contact: Steve Holt, (208) 597-7188, firstname.lastname@example.org Conservation groups filed a formal notice on May 5th, 2021 of their intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers and Trestle Creek Investments for approving the Idaho Club-Lakeside...
For the week of Earth Day, we hosted 3 volunteer clean up events around our watershed and then held one clean up event in early May. During these events, over 100 volunteers picked up around 600lbs of trash to celebrate Earth Day and to care for our lake. On April...
Who are we?
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.
How can you help?
We are a grass roots organization that depends on community support. Our volunteers & members are the heartbeat of our organization and your support is critical.