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At the last public hearing to discuss the proposed amendment to shoreline regulations on Sand Creek on September 21st, Planning & Zoning Commission chairman Jason Welker simply asked everyone present, “I kinda wonder how we ended up here.” From...
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...
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...
Cover Photo Credit: Rain Dog Designs, Gig Harbor,WA 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...
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...
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...
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...
Lawsuit launched over violations of the Endangered Species Act in favor of Trestle Creek Marina development
Contact: Steve Holt, (208) 597-7188, email@example.com 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...
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...
Recently Published Articles, Radio Interviews, and More
Bonner County Daily Bee
Springy Point peninsula toilet to be eliminated (10/8/20)
Groups urge reconsideration of Trestle Creek development (3/10/21)
Lawsuit threatened over Trestle Creek marina project (5/13/21)
As if Boyer Slough hasn’t had enough (6/16/21)
County shoreline code changes on ‘back burner’ (6/16/21)
Reconsideration on the table for Idaho Club marina project (7/15/21)
Meet the Waterkeeper and celebrate 50 years of the Clean Water Act (7/29/21)
Radio Interviews, Podcasts, & Recorded Presentations
KRFY Community Conversations – Welcoming Carolyn Knaack to the Waterkeeper (4/20/21)
KSPT North Idaho Thursday – Upcoming LPOW events with Carolyn (4/22/21)
Pend Oreille Master Naturalists – Presentation about LPOW from Steve Holt (7/7/21)
The Voice North Idaho – Interview with Steve Holt and Susan Drumheller about waterfront development (7/16/21)
KRFY Community Conversations – Interview with Carolyn Knaack about current issues around Lake Pend Oreille (8/24/21)