Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

State seeks frog hunters

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Partnership for Citizen Science want your help surveying for wood frogs now through June. For more information or to get involved, visit the website at or contact Marian Snively at 267-2893.

United Way Kenai Fjords tour coming

The 2011 United Way Kenai Fjords Fox Island sight seeing dinner cruise and auction is May 21. The boat leaves dock at 3 p.m. and returns at 9:45 p.m. The trip includes a sight seeing tour and cruise to Fox Island for dinner and auction Tickets are $50 per person. A corporate-sponsored table for eight is $500. All proceeds benefit Kenai Peninsula United Way. For more information call Tina Marie at 283-9500 or 907-690-4810.

American Legion Auxiliary Girls State coming

The Alaska Girls State is a week long leadership/government session for female high school juniors to learn about city and state government and citizenship. The program is June 12 through 18 at Meier Lake Conference Center in Wasilla. For more information call Debra Henderson at 252-3544 or go to

Animal specialist to discuss husbandry

University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor of Animal Science and Extension Livestock Specialist Milan Shipka will deliver a workshop Thursday evening at 6:30 at the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road (below the Fish and Game offices). Shipka will talk about animal husbandry and his recent trip to Uruguay, and will answer questions.

Help clean the Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula clean-up is scheduled for the week of May 1-7. Participants can pick up bags for litter at the Kenai and Soldotna chambers of commerce and the Nikiski post office; Alaska Waste will pick up filled bags alongside the road during the clean up week. A free appreciation barbeque will be held in Kenai at the softball green strip near Main Street on May 7 from 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Blood wanted

Blood Bank of Alaska is headed to Kenai and Soldotna from April 25 to 28. Call 907-222-5630 for an appointment and more info.

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