August 31, 2021
COEUR D’ALENE—Governor Little’s Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Committee announced Tuesday that the solicitation period for submitting nutrient-reduction proposals is now open.
The announcement came three days after the committee held its first meeting and less than two weeks after Governor Little directed $2 million towards projects that will reduce nutrient pollution in Coeur d’Alene Lake.
The committee will consider all projects submitted during the pre-application phase and will use the following criteria to prioritize proposals:
- On-the-ground projects that reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake.
- Projects located within Idaho and the watershed area draining to Coeur d’Alene Lake
- Projects that reduce levels of phosphorus entering Coeur d’Alene Lake and its tributaries
- Community support for the project
Priority will be given to proposals that are ready to implement quickly and that provide the largest reductions in phosphorus loading to Coeur d’Alene Lake. Federally-owned or managed lands are ineligible. Monitoring, education, and outreach may be a component of a project but not the primary focus.
Individuals interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to submit a pre-application to Jamie Brunner by mail or email:
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815
The committee is scheduled to meet again October 20, 2021, to review project proposals.
Learn more about the Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Committee’s open solicitation process at https://www.deq.idaho.gov/coeur-dalene-lake-advisory-committee-notice-of-solicitation/.