Senator Lesil McGuire to Assist with 'Moose for Galena' Project
In an effort to assist the city of Galena, Alaska following a devastating season of Yukon River flooding, State Senator Lesil McGuire will help coordinate with the Alaska Moose Federation the delivery of salvaged moose meat to community members on Friday December 20th.
“This is about Alaskans helping Alaskans,” said McGuire. “The ‘nothing left to waste’ mindset is integral to the Alaska Moose Federation’s core mission. The Galena relief effort exemplifies commitment to Alaskans and I’m proud to be a part of feeding families over the holidays by helping deliver the meat to them,” added McGuire.
The Alaska Department of Public Safety has agreed to assist the Alaska Moose Federation in sending up to 10 roadkill moose to Galena from three designated charity in-take locations in the Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska-Susitna and Fairbanks Boroughs. Following the death of moose along the road system, butchering, packaging and storage are part of the process carried out by AMF staff to preserve the meat for later consumption.
Along with cooperation between Senator McGuire, Alaska Moose Federation and the Department of Public Safety, ChangePoint Church in Anchorage and Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Wildlife Conservation are also supporting the effort to provide relief to Galena residents from flooding, property damage and lost opportunities to gather sufficient meat for the upcoming winter.
“This is why I chose public service,” said McGuire. “This is what it’s all about."