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Strenthening Food Security on the Kenai Peninsula

Strenthening Food Security on the Kenai Peninsula

Posted by Rachel Lord at Nov 20, 2015 05:35 PM |

Inletkeeper is spearheading the development of an online food hub business for the Kenai Peninsula to increase food security, decrease food miles, fight climate change and strengthen our local communities.

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Antiquated Laws and Toxic Spills -  reflecting on recent accidents in Colorado

Antiquated Laws and Toxic Spills - reflecting on recent accidents in Colorado

Posted by Eric Booton at Oct 12, 2015 06:15 PM |

Recent mine waste accidents, which have occurred while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was on site working, have resulted in a misleading game of finger pointing; but those who always rail against the “government” need to reconsider who the finger should be pointed at.

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The Chuitna Instream Flow Decision: Putting Salmon Second

The Chuitna Instream Flow Decision: Putting Salmon Second

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Oct 07, 2015 07:40 PM |

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently issued a decision on applications filed by the Chuitna Citizens Coalition (CCC) to reserve water for salmon in Middle Creek, a tributary of the Chuitna River in Upper Cook Inlet. Inletkeeper and its partners have been working for more than a decade to protect the Chuitna watershed, because PacRim Coal wants to develop a large-scale coal strip that would be the first project in Alaska history to completely remove a wild salmon stream.

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Buy Tickets Now: Fall 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Buy Tickets Now: Fall 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Posted by Margo Reveil at Oct 03, 2015 05:40 PM |

This fall Cook Inletkeeper will be bringing the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival to four locations throughout the watershed. Join us in Anchorage, Homer, Kenai or Talkeetna.

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Salmon in Your Backyard

Salmon in Your Backyard

Posted by Heather Leba at Sep 30, 2015 03:49 PM |

Many people boat, fish and recreate in rivers and lakes in the Mat-Su, but some may not know that adult salmon spawn and juvenile salmon grow in their backyards.

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The Proposed Chuitna Coal Mine Is Economically Unviable

The Proposed Chuitna Coal Mine Is Economically Unviable

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Sep 30, 2015 02:48 PM |

The world does not need another coal mine to supply an already oversupplied seaborne thermal coal market. That’s what our research has shown for quite some time now and it’s why we filed a letter in August with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources explaining how the proposed Chuitna coal mine in Upper Cook Inlet is a white elephant in the making.

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A Visit to Grandma's

A Visit to Grandma's

Posted by Eric Booton at Sep 17, 2015 06:10 PM |

Through all of the hours enjoying home-cooked meals with friends and standing in the Chuitna, casting pink flies towards schools of salmon, I was too busy enjoying the moment to recognize that for the residents of the Chuitna watershed, fulfilling moments like this are in jeopardy.

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September 8 - Protect Your Groundwater Day!

September 8 - Protect Your Groundwater Day!

Posted by Rachel Lord at Sep 03, 2015 08:15 PM |

Some helpful tips on how to ensure clean drinking water for you and your family.

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Celebrating YOU!

Celebrating YOU!

Posted by Rachel Lord at Jul 27, 2015 10:05 PM |

Late-July means a lot of things, including time for Inletkeeper's Splash Bash in Homer!

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Salmon Love

Salmon Love

Posted by Eric Booton at Jul 21, 2015 03:30 PM |

During the summer months it seems that the only thing outnumbering tourists in Southcentral Alaska are the salmon making the annual migration to their spawning grounds. Just as an internal clock tells a salmon the time is now to head to their home habitat, turning the calendar to July sparks the necessity to fish.

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Frank Mullen Inspired Us

Frank Mullen Inspired Us

Posted by Margo Reveil at Jul 17, 2015 05:55 PM |

Lifelong Alaskan Frank Mullen passed away earlier this week. Frank personified what it means to be a caring and engaged citizen in our democracy - he was thoughtful, tireless, unafraid, smart and committed to the place he loved. Thanks, Frank. We miss you already.

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Homer E-Cycling - Saturday July 11th!

Homer E-Cycling - Saturday July 11th!

Posted by Rachel Lord at Jul 06, 2015 09:35 PM |

Not just in April anymore, the Kenai Peninsula Borough is piloting an e-cycling opportunity in Homer in conjunction with their quarterly hazardous waste days at the Transfer Facility!

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Keep Mat-Su rivers and lakes clean!

Keep Mat-Su rivers and lakes clean!

Posted by Heather Leba at Jun 22, 2015 03:12 PM |

Boating season is here! As Alaskans from all over come to enjoy the Susitna Valley’s lakes and rivers on sunny weekends, the amount of gas and oil in the water increases to a dangerous level for fish and other aquatic life. Luckily, there are some things that we can do as boaters to take action and decrease the pollution in high-priority waterbodies like Big Lake and the Little Susitna River.

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A Gathering of the Waterkeepers

A Gathering of the Waterkeepers

Posted by Heather Leba at Jun 17, 2015 02:37 PM |

Last week I attended the 2015 Annual Waterkeeper Alliance Conference in Bouder, Colorado. In attendance were Waterkeepers from around the United States, as well as international Keepers from China, India, Africa, Latin America, Australia, and Iraq, discussing and brainstorming ways to keep our collective waterways clean.

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Wild Salmon and Climate Change Intern

Wild Salmon and Climate Change Intern

Posted by Maya Goodoni at Jun 03, 2015 08:00 PM |

Hannah Baird has joined Cook Inletkeeper for the summer as the new intern! She grew up in Homer and is thrilled to be able to give back to Alaska and the watershed that raised her.

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Clean Boating Tips for Spring!

Clean Boating Tips for Spring!

Posted by Heather Leba at May 20, 2015 06:45 PM |

Spring is here and many of us are excited to be launching our boats and kicking off another fun boating season in the Mat-Su and around Cook Inlet! If you run an engine, you deal with oil and gas. Spills can be large and scary, but they can also be small drips and leaks. Luckily, there are some things that we can do as boaters to take action and decrease pollution and protect clean water, healthy salmon, and our backyard while boating.

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Electronics Recycling in Kachemak Bay's Remote Villages

Electronics Recycling in Kachemak Bay's Remote Villages

Posted by Dorothy Melambianakis at May 18, 2015 03:49 PM |

Despite Difficult Logistics, Rural Communities Across Kachemak Bay Participate in Last Month’s Electronics Recycling Day – Over 5,000 pounds of E-Waste Collected and Recycled!

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Alaskans Need to Ask: What Are Our Values?

Alaskans Need to Ask: What Are Our Values?

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Apr 22, 2015 05:05 PM |

Our legislative session is just about closed, and in its wake, we’re staring at massive cuts to schools, roads, emergency responders, habitat protection and many other essential services we expect from our government. We’re told these cuts are necessary to “live within our means” during a time of low oil and gas prices, yet under our current tax regime, we’re literally paying the richest corporations on the planet hundreds of millions of dollars each year to take our fossil fuel wealth. So, the problem isn’t Alaska’s financial wherewithal, but rather, our priorities in how we allocate our money.

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Does Alaska Really Have a World-Class Resource Management System?

Does Alaska Really Have a World-Class Resource Management System?

Posted by Bob Shavelson at Apr 20, 2015 02:25 PM |

“Alaska has the best resource management system in the world.” If you’ve been here a while, you’ve heard that statement in some form or another. But in Cook Inlet, it’s increasingly hard to believe we’re managing our resources in a sustainable fashion.

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Full Circle

Full Circle

Posted by Eric Booton at Apr 14, 2015 07:00 PM |

Exactly one year after the death of HB77 I was amazed to be able to stand with Judy and Larry Heilman from CCC and collect comments to DNR regarding their in-stream flow reservation on the river they love.

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