Education and Outreach

Lake Pend Oreille | Pend Oreille River

Our outreach and education efforts focus on raising awareness around local issues that have the potential to impact water quality or threaten the sustainability of our water resources. Through all our events and activities, we encourage stewardship and community participation in these watershed issues.

Community Events

We host many community activities and events throughout the year. Whether it’s a service project like our annual Sand Creek Clean-Up, or a fun celebration of our accomplishments in partnership with local businesses, each event aims to encourage local participation in water quality issues while engaging more people in the mission to protect drinkable, fishable and swimmable waterways. View our upcoming events and activities.

Educational Activities

For many community members, education is the first step toward engagement and participation in watershed issues. We host impactful educational events, such as panel discussions and community forums, in order to provide the background information people need to understand current water quality threats or concerns. We often partner with local or regional experts to provide the most in-depth and updated information we can on any particular issue. View our upcoming educational activities.

Fun for Kids!

Kids are powerful advocates for clean water! They are smart, creative and very excited to help protect the local waterways they love. At LPOW, one of our favorite things is encouraging this excitement by offering lots of fun educational activities for the kids in our watershed.

Learn more about our Annual Watershed Discovery Camp or the free Lake Model demonstrations for 5th grade students in the Lake Pend Oreille School District.

Did you know?

Each year, the LPOW team brings the Lake Model into 5th grade science classrooms to engage students in a captivating presentation about how our lake works, what plants and creatures live in it, and how kids can help keep this awesome ecosystem healthy.

Support this Program!

Are you interested in supporting the Science for Schools program? Donate today and make a big difference in kid’s lives!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a trained citizen scientist. Collecting water samples is a great way to enjoy time on the water & get involved in active stewardship of our local waterways!