Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper


Dennis Brueggemann
[email protected]
(208) 667-9093

Lake Coeur d'Alene is a natural lake in the Idaho Panhandle, with its northern end located in the city of the same name. It spans 25 miles long, ranges from 1 to 3 miles wide and has over 109 miles of shoreline. Lake Coeur d'Alene is a popular tourist site for many people during the summer, offering great beaches and scenic views. A seasonal hobby of some local residents is viewing the bald eagles as they feed on the kokanee in the lake.

Dennis Brueggemann recently retired from a lifelong career with the Special Olympics movement, which was his passion for more than 36 years. Dennis has a Master of Science Degree in Education from Syracuse University.  He and his wife, Ann, joined the Peace Corps shortly after marriage and served in Brazil, where they helped to launch Special Olympics.  After living overseas for 23 years, they have established permanent residence in Coeur d’Alene.Dennis has been an advocate for protecting and restoring our environment his entire life.  He has been an avid outdoorsman and has witnessed over the years the damage we have inflicted upon our environment around the globe. He very much believes in the educational programs that KEA offers our citizens and wants to be a contributor. Dennis is an avid runner and, together with Ann, enjoys hiking, swimming, canoeing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. 


206 Indiana suite 112
Coeur d Alene, Idaho 83814