Outdoors Brief

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2007

Refuge needs campground hosts

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is looking for a volunteer host couple for the Hidden Lake Campground near Soldotna from May 17 through Sept. 3. Hosts need their own trailer or camper.

The hosts would maintain the 43-site campground, five days a week with Tuesdays and Wednesdays off. The host couple receives a $30 per-day stipend, free campsite, propane reimbursement and weekly mileage reimbursement. No hookups are available. The campground has a dump station and potable water.

For more information, visit the refuge Web site at http://kenai.fws.gov/workwithus/cghosts.htm. Contact Jetta Minerva by Monday at 262-7021 or e-mail at jetta_minerva@fws.gov.

SeaLife Center offers fish-eye view of salmon

The Alaska SeaLife Center is Seward will open its new salmon exhibit to the public May 25. The new exhibit features a fish-eye view of salmon in four new habitats. Visitors will see live salmon in each stage of their life cycle — from the egg stage all the way through schooling in the open ocean, and return to spawn.

When fully inhabited, the new exhibit will be home to over 300 Pacific salmon. Features include one million year-old salmon fossils, live salmon eggs raised in the exhibit, a unique look into a streambed salmon nest, freshwater, estuary and open ocean habitats.

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