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Idaho Conservation League is carrying on Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper’s work through their North Idaho Lakes Program. Donate today to ensure clean water for future generations.

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 350 local Waterkeeper groups protecting water on six continents.

Advocacy

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.

Monitoring

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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Final thank you to our volunteers

Final thank you to our volunteers

Since 2012, LPOW’s Water Quality Monitoring program has collected important data from all over Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River in an effort to keep our watershed clean for years to come. When reflecting on this program’s success, our volunteers cannot go...

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Saying farewell to LPOW

Saying farewell to LPOW

As you may know, Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper (LPOW), its staff, board of directors, along with a dedicated crew of citizen scientist volunteers have all worked diligently for over a decade to protect one of Bonner County’s greatest natural assets, Lake Pend Oreille....

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The value of snow in our watershed

The value of snow in our watershed

Living in a mountain town, snow plays a major role in our lives. Winter in north Idaho brings a large shift to our community as we all turn our attention to the snow-covered mountains surrounding our town. However, as we begin to witness how human-driven climate...

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Keeping an eye on stormwater pollution

Keeping an eye on stormwater pollution

Stormwater is one of the most significant threats to water quality across the globe.  Simply put, stormwater is just what it sounds like: water created by a storm which sheets and/or travels to the nearest large body of water, typically a stream, river, lake, or the...

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Thank you to LPOW volunteers!

Thank you to LPOW volunteers!

As the year comes to an end, we tend to reflect on all that has happened in the past 12 months. For us at Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper (LPOW), what really stood out was how supportive our community has been throughout the entire year. LPOW is a small nonprofit...

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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.