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Trail cleanups scheduled at Matanuska Lakes SRA on June 2 and Kachemak Bay SP on June 9


National Trails Day at Matanuska Lakes on June 2


(Palmer, AK) – Please join the Alaska State Trails Program in celebrating National Trails Day with trail cleanup activities at the scenic Matanuska Lakes State Recreational Area on June 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please pre-register for this event by calling 907-269-8699 or sending an e-mail to Darcy Harris at darcy.harris@alaska.gov.  

Matanuska Lakes SRA, formerly known as the Kepler-Bradley SRA, is located southwest of Palmer, just north of the Glenn Highway. Take the Glenn Highway to Mile 36.4 and turn onto Kepler Drive. You will enter the park immediately. From there, follow the signs to the event headquarters.

Activities will include brushing and clearing trails, small repair projects and trash collection. Participants are invited to join a barbecue afterward in the park. Please dress for variable weather and bring appropriate footwear. Hand tools and work gloves will be provided. A shelter tent and restrooms also will be available.



Trails Day in Kachemak Bay State Park on June 9


(Homer, AK) – Please join Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park and Alaska State Parks for a day of fun and trail clearing  in beautiful Kachemak Bay State Park on Saturday, June 9, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Projects will include minor brushing and limbing, trail clearing, installation of trail signs, erosion control, litter pickup along beaches and a family hike.

Please pre-register at the following locations: Homer High School at The Shorebird Festival - Saturday May 12, or at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 95 Sterling Highway, Homer, AK 99603, between Sunday, May 13 and Friday, June 8.

On the day of the event, participants will meet at 7 a.m. at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit. The park is only accessible by boat and it is a 20-30 minute boat ride one way. Alaska State Parks has arranged for a REDUCED WATER TAXI COST OF $20 PER PERSON FOR TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE PARK. This is a discount of 75%. Shortly after 7 a.m., individuals will be assigned to a specific water taxi for transport to and from Kachemak Bay State Park for the day.

Each work project has a limited amount of space and will be determined by the beginning of May Please bring gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing for the day, and food and water. If you have tools for the project that you signed up for, please bring them.


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