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River access at Kenai bridge draws dipnetters, concern

...dipnet fishery began, even a relatively small, clean crowd can leave significant traces on a wetland. According to Jack Blackwell, DNR's Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation Kenai area superintendent, "the area near the Warren Ames Bridge...
Fishing report: Sockeye move up Kenai, Kasilof rivers

...Alaska State Parks had not instituted any closures in the Kenai River Special Management Area, but Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell urged anglers to use common sense. He also asked that people stay out of the way of fire crews working on the river...
Second annual river cleanup a success

The second annual Kenai River Cleanup was held May 7-16, 2015 and it was a huge success. Over 500 students from the Kenai Borough School District and Cook Inlet Academy cleaned up trash along the Kenai River at Izaak Walton, Morgan's Landing, Bing's Landing, Rotary Park, Centennial Park, Swiftwater Park, Soldotna Creek Park, and Moose Meadows Access. The event collected over 4,000 pounds of garbage and debris from the Kenai River and included community members and volunteers.
River Ranch in Funny River considered for upgrades

...public use. The Hansen still live on the property as caretakers. State Parks Kenai Peninsula Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said the couple's contract had just been renewed for the 2015 season. "We can work around them," Price said...
Inlet washing away beach side campsites in Ninilchik

...Ninilchik State Recreation Area and Deep Creek State Recreation Area on Nov. 20.Kenai Area State Parks Superintendant Jack Blackwell said although the beach at Ninilchik had been eroding for about 20 years at an unknown rate, a storm took out enough...
KRSMA Board hears updates on Kasilof boat retrieval, deferred maintenance investigation and site purchase; thus far no property has been purchased. State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell said Thursday that the Swanson property was attractive as it had a milder slope than the two other sites that had...
Fishing guides, others, feel effects of shutdown

...are shut down. Szczesny, owner of Alaska Fish and Float, said he has lost close to $6,000 since the shutdown. Jack Blackwell, area park superintendent with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, said a State Parks Citizen Advisory Board...
Salmon Run, Cycle results posted

...00; 49. Regina Theisen 28:36:00; 50. Kevin Lauver 29:27:00.51. Jackson Blackwell 29:28:00; 52. Jack Blackwell 29:28:00; 53. Ithaca Bergholtz 29:58:00; 54. Jake Sanders 30:54:00; 55. Jeff Perschbacher 31:03...
State takes ownership of Eagle Rock Boat Launch

...substantive changes in operation during its first season in operation, said Alaska State Parks Area Superintendent Jack Blackwell. "Probably the one thing that folks notice this year, is that camping is no longer allowed at the site," he said...
Final Salmon Run race draws the big bucks

...00; 84. Kara Johnston 30:19:00; 85. Violet Zerbe 30:22:00; 86. Jackson Blackwell 30:31:00; 87. Jack Blackwell 30:32:00; 88. Alex Schramm 30:54:00; 89. Regina Daniels 30:56:00; 90. Mitch Michaud 31:08:00...


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