A Resolution of the City Council Of Homer, Alaska, Supporting the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Recreational Trail Program Grant Application Administered by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Zak.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE CENTER FOR ALASKAN COASTAL STUDIES RECREATIONAL TRAIL PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION ADMINISTERED BY THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATION.
WHEREAS, The CACS mission is to foster responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay through science-based environmental education and stewardship; and
WHEREAS, The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) has been a valuable part of the greater Homer community since 1982, and offers many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more; and
WHEREAS, Both the Wynn Nature Center and the Petersen Bay Field Station contain miles of interpretive nature trails. CACS delivers educational programs and guided tours to over 12,000 students and visitors every year; and
WHEREAS, The CACS intends to re-route a portion of a trail at their Petersen Bay Field Station, which has seen serious degradation due to water issues; and
WHEREAS, The CACS intends to reconstruct a portion of a trail at the Wynn Nature Center, removing barriers, adding boardwalk, and improving the tread; and
WHEREAS, These improvements will enhance the value of these trail systems, be designed for maximum sustainability, and will allow greater access to and appreciation of the natural environment in Kachemak Bay; and
WHEREAS, Local trail networks that attract visitors to our community, and the educational programs offered by CACS, are beneficial to the citizens of Homer.
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Homer fully supports their project goals and supports their efforts in fundraising through the Recreational Trails Program.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of Homer, Alaska, this 14th day of October, 2013.
CITY OF HOMER
MARY E. WYTHE, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
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