Outdoor Briefs

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2000

Friends of refuge plan ski trail clearing

The Friends of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will meet Oct. 7 to clear approximately five miles of ski trails in preparation for the winter. Members hope others will join them in the effort, part of a year-long activities program to hold community events within the refuge each month.

Anyone interested in pitching in can meet the Friends at the refuge visitors center on Ski Hill Road at 10:30 a.m. Everyone should bring a lunch, gloves, rubber boots and brush clippers.

Many participating members of the Friends and the refuge staff possess extensive knowledge about local plants and wildlife and look forward to sharing their knowledge with others.

The Friends of Kenai National Wildlife Refuge aspires to bridge the gap between peninsula communities and the refuge. Members are nature and outdoor enthusiasts committed to protecting the natural beauty and recreational opportunities the refuge offers. Future projects include creating volunteer partnerships between the refuge and the community and raising funds to build a new Nature Learning Center.

Anyone desiring more information about the refuge or the ski trail maintenance project or other activities can call Amy George, volunteer coordinator for the refuge, at 260-6163 or 262-7021, or Maria Sweppy, Friends Board Secretary, at 262-5591.

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