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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/river-access-at-kenai-bridge-draws-d
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-06-17/fishing-report-sockeye-move-up-k
Outdoors
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.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-02/second-annual-river-clean
Letters
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-15/hansen-homeastead-in-funny-river-con
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-26/inlet-washing-away-beach-side-campsi
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KRSMA Board hears updates on Kasilof boat retrieval, deferred maintenance

...property 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-19/krsma-board-hears-updates-on-kasilof
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-07/fishing-guides-others-feel-effects-o
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-20/new-ownership-at-eagle-rock-boat-lau
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Aggressive bear not found

...of the bruin. "We were unable to find the location of the attack," said National Park Service District Ranger Jack Blackwell. Blackwell and Department of Fish and Game biologist Jeff Selinger searched along the Swanson River Access Road...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/092410/new_711628079.shtml
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Cooper Landing boat launch closed temorarily

...the ramp's gate and relocate signs that have become obstacles for boats when the Kenai River has been high, said Jack Blackwell, division superintendent. "It's not a huge project, and we're trying to tackle it at the beginning of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-11/cooper-landing-boat-launch-closed-te
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