A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Support for the Creation and Establishment of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail, a 125 Mile Water Trail that Inspires Exploration, Understanding and Stewardship of the Natural Treasure that is Kachemak Bay. Lewis/Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
CITY OF HOMER
Lewis/Parks and Recreation
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KACHEMAK BAY WATER TRAIL, A 125 MILE WATER TRAIL THAT INSPIRES EXPLORATION, UNDERSTANDING AND STEWARDSHIP OF THE NATURAL TREASURE THAT IS KACHEMAK BAY.
WHEREAS, The Kachemak Bay Water Trail has been chosen as one of four projects in Alaska to receive technical help from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program; and one of two projects in Alaska to be included in the America’s Great Outdoors 50 States Report by the U.S. Department of the Interior; and
WHEREAS, A cost share challenge grant of $24,700 has been awarded to the Kachemak Bay Water Trail Association for the development of an interactive website that will be used as a template by water trail groups around the country; and
WHEREAS, Partnerships have been established with a diverse group of community and statewide organizations such as The Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, Cook Inlet Keeper, Homer Chamber of Commerce, HoWL, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society; Bill Scott, Odyssey Images; the City of Seldovia; Alaska State Parks; and Alaska Trails; and
WHEREAS, The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Association is developing goals to promote Stewardship; Diversity of Recreational Opportunities; Safety; Active Kids and Families and Healthy Communities; Respect; Science, Cultural, and Archeological Education; Economic Vitality; Fun; Park Maintenance, Management, and Monitoring; and the Vision for the trail is Adventure Beyond the End of the Road; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of Homer, Alaska, hereby supports the creation and establishment of The Kachemak Bay Water Trail promoting and inspiring Exploration, Understanding and Stewardship of the Natural Treasure that is Kachemak Bay.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 25th day of June, 2012.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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