State land may be conveyed to the borough
KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH
MUNICIPAL ENTITLEMENT LAND SELECTION
OPEN HOUSE PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
LAND MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Thursday, January 15, 2015
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Moose Pass Community Hall
The Kenai Peninsula Borough, (KPB) Land Management Division invites the public, KPB Advisory Planning Commissioners, Planning Commissioners, Assembly members, and State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Municipal Entitlement staff to an open house public forum on January 15, 2015 in Moose Pass, AK.
The purpose of this meeting will be to provide information and discuss the municipal entitlement land selections included in the State of Alaska’s Preliminary Decision dated January 6, 2015. This particular State Preliminary Decision refers to those KPB selected lands of 43,348 acres along the Seward Highway, the Moose Pass Community, the Seward / Bear Lake area, and that area stretching from Kasilof to Homer, also known as State Kenai Area Plan (KAP) Regions 2, 3, 6 & 7.
You are invited to stop in any time between 3:00 and 7:00 pm and review maps, ask questions, discuss the specifics of the Preliminary Decision to transfer these entitlement lands from the State to KPB or the decision to retain the lands in State ownership. In a separate room of the Community Hall a more formal 20 minute presentation will take place repeating itself every hour at 3:15, 4:15, 5:15 and 6:15 pm. This presentation will be presented by KPB staff using a power point to explain the Municipal Entitlement Program, bring you up to date specifically on the last two years of KPB’s public outreach and land identification process, and provide an overview of the State’s Preliminary Decision to convey or retain KPB’s land selections.
Our intention is to provide you information to assist in the understanding of this process. We look forward in hearing from you. It is important to note that if you want to formally respond to the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources regarding this Preliminary Decision you must do so on or before February 6, 2015.
To view the State Preliminary Decision and attached maps and to learn how to comment to the State visit: http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/muni/
To view KPB’s Land Management website which provides information on the Municipal Entitlement Land Selection Finalization Project 2015, visit: http://www.borough.kenai.ak.us/landmgt/about-landmgt
All interested persons are invited to attend.
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RBCA Fundraiser a Success Thanks to Generous Community
We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals and businesses that helped make our 8th annual fundraiser a success:
Alaskan Brewing Company,
Bear Creek Winery,
US Senator Mark Begich,
Broken Tooth Brewing,
Adventure Sixty North,
APEX Gym LLC,
Alaska Sealife Center,
Denali Brewing Company,
Terry Doyle & Kathy O’Reilly,
the Gonzalez family,
Kayak Adventure Worldwide,
Alaska Wildland Adventures,
Midnight Sun Brewing Company,
Tom Missell Fine Art,
Resurrect Art Coffeehouse and Gallery,
Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking,
Ring of Fire Meadery,
Frontier Healing Arts,
2nd Wind Designs,
and Heidi Zemach.
Along with these generous contributors we could not manage such an event without the epic organizational skills of Pam Parker and the generosity of our many awesome volunteers. RBCA would not exist without the support of so many good folks. Please accept our apologies if we may have omitted anyone. If you missed it this year we hope to see you there next year. RBCA’s mission is to enjoy and advocate for clean and healthy air and water and lands.
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Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, (AYEA) spent much of Saturday December 13, 2014 learning more about Climate Change, and discussing how they, as young people might help educate and inspire others to take statewide action in response to it. The workshop, led by Griffin Plush, a Seward High School senior, was held at Seward Community Library Museum. More.
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After a two year hiatus from the public spotlight, the issue has returned with important modifications. More here.
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Community media projector
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Maybe you spend a lot of time in the harbor. Maybe you'd like to share your experience and commitment to proper environmental practices! Dockwalkers educate about clean boating, thus improving the recreation experience in Alaska while helping to preserve its precious wildlife habitat and water quality.
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Our watershed program
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