Posts Tagged ‘Waterkeepers’

KEA is surrounded by great Waterkeeper activism, and we are partners with keepers in a lot of clean water efforts in North Idaho and the Spokane River. In an email we received yesterday, Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper, our water quality neighbors to the north, announced the appointment of a new waterkeeper, replacing founding keeper Jennifer Ekstrom who is moving on to new adventures.

Shannon Williamson takes over as the new Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper next week.  Shannon is a high-powered PhD marine scientist and professor who has authored or co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and several chapters in graduate-level textbooks.  We’re really looking forward to working with her.




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We had heard this through our excellent regional enviro-grapevine, but it became official today.  Bart Mihailovich, best known as one of the bloggers at the excellent Down To Earth, was appointed as Riverkeeper for the Spokane River.  Bart replaces founding Riverkeeper Rick Eichstadt who will still be handling legal and support work for the organization.   

The Spokane Riverkeeper, a project of Spokane’s Center for Justice, is one of a growing network of waterkeepers, an organizational structure pioneered by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. that acts as the eyes, ears, sometimes nose, and always an enforcement arm for waterbodies across the globe.  

Welcome, Bart. We look forward to working with you.

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