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Applicants sought for Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board

(Seward, AK) – In response to a request from local residents, Alaska State Parks is creating a citizens advisory board in Seward. State park advisory boards are the primary method that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. To apply for a position on the seven-member Seward State Parks Advisory Board, go to www.alaskastateparks.org and look under “Current News.”  Applications are being accepted through Sept. 20.

“Public involvement in state park management is important and the creation of the Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will help park managers respond to community needs,” said Jack Blackwell, Superintendent for the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound state parks. “This will improve communication with Seward residents and give folks an opportunity to bring forward concerns and issues and allow us to work together on these issues. Park advisory boards help us understand what the community priorities are.”

In the Seward area, Alaska State Parks manages Caines Head State Recreation Area; Lowell Point State Recreation Site; Tonsina Point State Recreation Site; and the Thumb Cove, Sandspit Point, Driftwood Bay, and Safety Cove State marine parks. The four public-use cabins in Resurrection Bay and Fort McGilvray, a World War II fortification, are popular destinations for Seward state park visitors.

For more information, please contact the Kenai/Prince William Sound Area state park office at 907-262-5581.

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