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Trip through slough provides different perspective

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Noyes Slough provides a behind-the-scenes tour of urban Fairbanks, complete with passage under nine bridges, glimpses into backyards and the occasional smell of sewage.
In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE - Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.
WWII-era tugboat sinks in Gastineau Channel

...warnings and issued a radio broadcast as a precaution.Candice Bressler, a spokeswoman for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, said it wasn't immediately clear how much fuel or lube oil was onboard. A sheen was observed...

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is alleging that several cruise lines have violated Alaska air pollution regulations for years.
Lake Hood Elodea may threaten Kenai Peninsula

...Stormy Lake was nearly elodea-free. The Peninsula herbicide program had been permitted by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, which required a 30 day comment period and a 45 day period for requested reviews. DNR has applied...
Kenai wastewater treatment plant a future priority for funding

...year's budget. In its Wednesday meeting, the Kenai City Council designated a grant sought from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for upgrades to the city wastewater treatment plant as the top priority for the state funding Kenai...
Business briefs

? The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday at noon at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna. An update from the City of Soldotna Parks and Rec, as well as what's new with the Wednesday Market is scheduled.
Working together for healthy watersheds

On behalf of the Kenai Watershed Forum I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the following organizations for providing their support for our Kenai River watershed spring water quality sampling event, held last week May 4th and May 5th: - AK Department of Environmental Conservation - AK Department of Fish and Game - AK Department of Natural Resources - Analytica, Inc. - City of Kenai - City of Soldotna - Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association - Kenai Peninsula Borough - Kenai Peninsula Trout Unlimited
Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee prepares to seek members

The Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee, a nascent non-profit group intended to foster collaboration on safety issues in Cook Inlet waterways, is drafting a charter and preparing to solicit members in preparation for a first meeting planned in June.
"Scannin" Salmon App!" Wins 25th Anniversary Caring for the Kenai Competition

Keira Stroh of Kenai Central High School (KCHS) made her place in history as the 25th 1st Place winner of the Caring for the Kenai environmental competition.


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