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Thank You

Posted by Jimmy on June 5, 2015 (Comments Closed)

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Thanks to the Parks Foundation, Parks and Recreation, Fish and Game, US Fish and Wildlife, the ARC of Anchorage, Fairview Rec Center, Bike Anchorage, the Anchorage Senior Center, UAF Cooperative Extension IPM, Lydia Selkregg Greenhouse, Northern Placemaking, Aaron Leggett, Lannie Fliecher, Vic Fischer, Dwayne Adams, Maeve Nevins, Beth Nordlan, Colleen Rutledge, Wallace Arthur Smith, Beverly Smith, Tracy Smith, David Wigglesworth, Katrina Mueller, Jessie Haynes, Lindsey Hajduk, Gino Graziano, Hal Gage, Steve Heimel, Bruce Farnsworth, Christopher Constant, Susan Share, Georganne Sprinkle, Matt and everyone else that showed up, crossed our paths or lent their hand or their voice to this project.

Walking back from the source

Posted by Jimmy on May 24, 2015 (Comments Closed)

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On our way back from the Headwaters we ran into an assemblyman, a neighborhood resident and construction workers, all of which gave us insight into the future of the eastern section of the creek. There is a desire to re-route parts of the creek and to dedicate some of the land around it as parks. Muldoon Road was closed for construction. They were putting in a huge new culvert for the Chester Creek. One that would make it much easier for salmon to make their way to spawning grounds. David and Katrina from Fish and Wildlife mentioned this work at our Monday meeting. It seems the week has gone full circle.

Southern Headwaters

Posted by Jimmy on May 24, 2015 (Comments Closed)

After finishing up our final potluck the crew drove up to Muldoon and hiked along the southern branch of Chester Creek, up to where it enters Fort Richardson. The second, larger headwaters to the creek starts as a couple springs in the mountains and passes through Muldoon on its way west to University and Goose […]

5/22 – Potluck at the Source: Russian Jack Springs

Posted by Jimmy on May 24, 2015 (Comments Closed)

On Friday evening we had a potluck at one of the Russian Jack Springs. It is one of the headwaters of the Chester Creek and is the only source the creek has within the greenbelt. The crew discussed their experiences so far, shared anecdotes and talked about how their understanding of the project has changed […]

Guy Sidewalk Meets the New Mayor

Posted by Jimmy on May 24, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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Playing with Perspective

Posted by Jimmy on May 24, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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5/22 – Meeting with UAF Cooperative Extension IPM specialist Gino Graziano

Posted by Jimmy on May 23, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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taking time to smell the flowers

Posted by Mike Conti on May 23, 2015 (Comments Closed)

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5/22 – Lydia Selkregg green house at Russian Jack Springs Park

Posted by Jimmy on May 23, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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5/22 -We joined the Senior Center Nordic Walking group for a nice morning stroll

Posted by Jimmy on May 23, 2015 (Comments Closed)
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Thanks Carol and Arlene!