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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2001

Homer organizations awarded grants

Two Homer-based organizations were awarded grants Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 from the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Cook Inlet Keeper was awarded $20,000 to fund its Stop Toxic Oil Pollution in Cook Inlet campaign, and the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust was awarded $8,000 for operating support.

Alaska Fund for the Future (AFF), a donor-advised fund of the Alaska Conservation Foundation, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit groups, individuals, communities and other entities for grants to be awarded in 2002. AFF promotes awareness and understanding of Alaska and supports preservation of Alaska's natural environment, diverse human cultures and sustainable local economies.

Applicants should support AFF's position by demonstrating an active role in emphasizing the preservation of healthy, intact ecosystems throughout Alaska, celebrating the importance of indigenous Alaskans, creating broad public support for conservation in Alaska through media-related projects or investing in Alaska's future by supporting individuals, fledgling organizations and other entrepreneurial activities.

Awards generally range from $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000. Applications should be received by Jan. 11. For more information, an application and complete details on AFF, visit

Volunteers sought for exchange program

The World Heritage organization is currently seeking volunteer representatives to join its program in working with teen-agers from Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the former Soviet Union countries. Applicants would screen potential host families, meet with local high schools, provide support counseling for participants and visit with the exchange students and families on a monthly basis.

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