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!
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- October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
- November 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
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.
Read the Latest News & Press
An open letter to the City of Sandpoint RE: Proposed amendments to Sandpoint City Code – Title 9, Zoning, Chapters 1 and 2
On September 7th, LPOW Executive Director Steve Holt attended a City of Sandpoint Planning & Zoning meeting after submitting comments regarding development along Sand Creek, a major tributary to Lake Pend Oreille. The Planning Commission elected to postpone their...
Waterkeeper receives message from associate that concerned citizen called regarding potential negative health issues related to swimming. Weather is hot, water warm. Your Waterkeeper knows warm water = good for little bugs, bugs not good for people. ...
Article written by Lily Simko, LPOW Volunteer Entering the smoky skies of fire season, rain is a wishful sentiment that will remain evasive in the weeks and months to come. So, while we soak in the hot days and watch the grass in our yards fade to yellows and browns,...
About a month ago, the LPOW office was notified of a new RV park being developed on private property along the Pend Oreille River. The concerned citizen sent along pictures of the property, showing that all the vegetation along the river was stripped from the...
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Rescinds Approval for Marina, Housing Development on Lake Pend Oreille
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Must Reconsider Impacts of Idaho Club-Lakeside Development on Threatened Bull Trout In response to a formal notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper and Idaho Conservation League,...
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...
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.