Air Quality & Open Burning in the Hayden Lake Basin

A member of the Hayden Lake Watershed Association has repeatedly brought the issue of air quality in the Hayden Lake Basin to the Association Board and to governmental agencies.

Two members of the HLWA Board, Geoff Harvey and Leda Kobziar, collaborated in producing the Association's analysis of the issues.

We invite you to send us your favorite photos of fauna in your neighborhood. The diversity of life here in the Hayden Lake Watershed a gift we can share with one another to lift our spirits and remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live here.

Use our Photo Upload Form to share them with the Watershed.

Visit Our Meetings & Events Calendar

Decisions that affect the Hayden Lake watershed are made regularly by Kootenai County, local Districts and utilities. We monitor the agendas for these entities and will publish public meeting times, locations and issues for you. You will also find the HLWA Board of Director meeting location, date and agenda on the calendar. Use the link to Events at the top of the page or use the button below.



Just like the world, the Hayden Lake Watershed is changing.  Our commitment to manage, protect and restore the watershed is not.  We would be honored to have your support as fellow stewards of this remarkable Idaho gem.


English Point Forest Health Project Continues

Landing piles will be burned at English Point in the coming weeks as part of the next phase of the English Point Forest Health project.

Hayden Pitches in for a Permanent Marine Patrol Home on Hayden Lake

Unused impact fee revenue finally has a purpose — building a permanent marine facility for the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at Honeysuckle Beach.

Upcoming Events

The Hayden Lake Watershed Association Reports

Twice each year we like to bring you up to date on the issues and initiatives the Association has undertaken.

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The 2022 Biannual Report

The 2022 Winter/Spring Edition of the HLWA Biannual Reportis available.

The 2021 Biannual Report

The 2021 Winter/Spring Edition of the HLWA Biannual Report is available.


Our bi-monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on HLWA meetings and initiatives.  We partner with other community groups around the watershed to have a voice in the decisions our regulatory agencies are contemplating and will publish the agency meeting times and locations.

Preserving the Quality of Hayden Lake and the Watershed for Future Generations ---