Northside Stormwater Drainage Improvements – Marmot Trail Road

Applicant – East Side Highway District

the East Side Highway District (ESHD) proposes road drainage improvements along the Marmot Trail, which discharges runoff to the north end of Coeur d’Alene Lake. The ESHD is requesting $14,100 of Leading Idaho funding. This project is an approximately 3,600-ft asphalt roadway with a very steep gradient. Erosion occurs in the roadside drainage ditches.

Coeur d’Alene River Stabilization

Kootenai-Shoshone Soil and Water Conservation District

The Kootenai-Shoshone Soil & Water Conservation District (KSSWCD) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working with three landowners near Kingston to stabilize 925 linear feet of eroding streambank on the Coeur d’Alene River. NRCS/KSSWCD will provide project engineering, oversight, and certification to ensure the proper installation of riparian plantings, willow-infused rock rip-rap, and stream barbs. KSSWCD is granted $278,900 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative to complete this project and the bio-engineered bank stabilization.

Mica Creek Watershed Agricultural Sediment Reduction and Improvement Project Phase 2

Kootenai-Shoshone Soil Water Conservation District

The Kootenai-Shoshone Soil & Water Conservation District and the Mundt family are stabilizing 1600 feet of stream banks on Mica Creek, a tributary to Coeur d’Alene Lake. This project is awarded $49,000 from Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative to remove collapsed vegetation, armor the banks, and replant willows to prevent further erosion to protect Coeur d’Alene Lake’s existing fence and water quality.

City of Plummer and Stimson Lumber Company Municipal Wastewater Reuse Project

Applicant – City of Plummer

The City of Plummer proposes to allow Stimson Mill to use the City’s treated wastewater effluent for the mill’s non-potable uses. This proposal will request $300,000 from the Leading Idaho fund and reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake by approximately 75 pounds per year in perpetuity.