Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper


Shannon Williamson
[email protected]
(208) 597-7188

Nestled in the northern tip of Idaho, surrounded by three mountain ranges and just 60 miles from the Canadian border, lies magnificent Lake Pend Oreille. The primary source for Lake Pend Oreille is the Clark Fork River, which collects the water of all the rivers in northern Montana west of the continental divide. The Pend Oreille River flows out of the lake to the west, then turns north and empties into the Columbia River in Canada. Lake Pend Oreille is the fifth deepest lake in the United States at 1,158 feet deep! 

Shannon Williamson was born and raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in West Chester. There, Shannon developed a love for the great outdoors, taking full advantage of all four seasons through a variety of outdoor and indoor sports. Shannon’s love of all things water-related began at a young age through frequent trips to the New Jersey shore and deep-sea fishing excursions on her grandfather’s boat. Shannon earned her Ph.D. in marine science from the University of South Florida. Shannon also held a position at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography as an Assistant Adjunct Professor. 


109 1st Ave, Ste B - PO Box 732
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864