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Now is a good time for avalanche education

While we have yet to see heavy snowfall here on the central Kenai Peninsula, there has been some in higher elevations, and winter recreation enthusiasts no doubt are tuning up the snowmachines or waxing the skis in anticipation.
Symposium aims at watershed education, collaboration

Compared to other watersheds he has worked with, Dr. Frank Burris said the Kenai River watershed is pristine. But that doesn't mean there isn't work to be done when it comes to keeping it that way.Burris leads the Watershed Stewardship Education Program at Oregon State University. He and his team were in Soldotna to host a symposium last week with the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation on the importance of watersheds to the Kenai Peninsula and its economy.
Partnership forms for fish issues: Groups find strength in numbers to address myriad of habitat problems on peninsula

Increased population growth, unregulated development, habitat fragmentation, degraded water quality, loss of water quantity and climate change -- there are a myriad of problems threatening fish habitat on the Kenai Peninsula.
Outdoor Briefs

Online cabin renters will have to wait Subsistence subcommittee to meet Alaska Community Forest grants available
Soccer plan kicked about

A plan to turn a large tract of vacant Kenai land into a complex of soccer fields appears to have legs. Kenai Parks and Recreation Director Bob Frates said last month that the city is in line to receive a $251,548 Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant from the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. The grant is actually from the federal government, but passed through the state. On Monday, Frates said the preliminary grant process has gone well.
New operator launches business in Anchor Point

Fishermen can start their boat engines and begin to launch. Anchor Point Seafoods owners Paul and Angela Warner have been awarded the boat-launch contract for the beach at Anchor Point. The tractor-driven launch business kicked off the 2007 season Friday.
Answers to river issues elusive

Last month's decision by the commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to avoid a potential loss in court by rescinding an earlier moratorium on registering new Kenai River guides has put management of the river and its resources back to square one.
Stormy Lake closed to watercraft, aircraft due to elodea

The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation has closed Stormy Lake to watercraft and aircraft for the summer season while government officials assess and seek to control spreading of the invasive aquatic plant, elodea.
No-wake zones pitched for Kenai River

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on several proposals, at least three of which would impact portions of the Kenai River.
Around the Peninsula

All ground fires prohibited City requests water conservation Volunteer meeting slated Celebrate the Fourth in Homer Tribe to hold celebration City council meeting rescheduled No chamber meeting planned Holiday closes health center Writing contest planned


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