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FRIDAY, JAN. 17, 2014, 10:25 A.M.

Education, land use among KEA priorities

Kootenai Environmental Alliance has big plans for 2014.

At Thursday's open meeting, executive director Adrienne Cronebaugh described several of the upcoming and continual programs on the nonprofit conservation organization's schedule for the year.

The newest project, Cronebaugh said, will be a $1,000 Morgan Environmental Education grant to be awarded to one Coeur d'Alene School District K-12 teacher. Recognizing the limited funds available to teachers for environmental education activities, KEA will award the money to the teacher judged to best instill in students a heightened sense of environmental responsibility.

Keeping a close watch on Kootenai County land use code developments is also high on KEA's list. "We want to preserve the rural character of our area," Cronebaugh said. "We don't want to have large industrial facilities built in the middle of our rural areas. The land use code will ultimately decide what growth will look like and we want to see appropriate commercial and non-commercial land use." More here. George Kingson, Cda Press

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.