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Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted

Beachwalkers and Birders Wanted

Help make a difference for the environment by collecting data for the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). COASST is a citizen science project dedicated to involving volunteers in the collection of high quality data. Our goal is to assist government agencies and other organizations in making informed management and conservation […]

Burn smart and be safe with fire over Memorial Day Weekend

Burn smart and be safe with fire over Memorial Day Weekend

(Fairbanks, AK) –Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer in Alaska and with it comes the potential for increased wildfire activity. The first holiday weekend of the summer traditionally leads to new wildfire starts caused by campfires, debris burning, barbecue grills, use of all-terrain vehicles, fireworks, target shooting […]

2017 Pink Cheeks Triathlon Start

A Good Pink Run

By Carol Horner- They came early this year to Seward, side by side and nose to tail, circling and seeking again their starting place. From hundreds of miles away they return to us each year flashing their colors, driving waves before them, dashing in by schools and singles. The pinks […]

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry

The Last Ferry is an autobiographical essay by Michael Hankins depicting the Seward area in the late 1960s. Mr. Hankins grew up in Alaska and graduated from East High School in Anchorage in 1972. He wrote this essay out of a desire to share his experiences with the current Seward community, and […]

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Fishlines: News from Alaska Sea Grant

Upcoming Sea Grant Events April 1–May 31: Get Your Feet Wet!, statewide online July 20–22: Engaging Alaska Youth in STEM and Community Resilience, Fairbanks August 7–11: Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators annual conference, Homer September 7–10: Rainforest Festival, Petersburg September 20–21: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings, Anchorage October 12–13: Smoked […]

Teen Rec Room Will Be Closed on Tuesday May 23

Teen Rec Room Will Be Closed on Tuesday May 23

Please note a scheduling change which will close the teen only REC ROOM on Tuesday, May 23 in order to join the celebration of graduating seniors from Seward High School. Teenagers who remain committed to attending and passing high school courses are to be congratulated, since not every Alaskan makes […]

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Seward Parks and Rec Bulletin

Please note a scheduling change which will close the teen only REC ROOM on Tuesday, May 23 in order to join the celebration of graduating seniors from Seward High School. Teenagers who remain committed to attending and passing high school courses are to be congratulated, since not every Alaskan makes […]

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

Alaska Police Standards Council Addresses Possession, Distribution, and Cultivation of Marijuana by Officers

(Juneau, Alaska) – In February of 2015, following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Alaska, the Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) examined the applicable state regulations prohibiting certified police, correction, probation/parole, and municipal corrections officers from using or consuming marijuana and determined by a unanimous vote that the regulations should […]

“Orphaned” Wildlife Best Left Alone

“Orphaned” Wildlife Best Left Alone

“Don’t touch!” That’s a phrase worth remembering from now through early July as newborn moose calves, young bear cubs and other wildlife babies start appearing in Alaska’s backyards, urban greenbelts, and along popular trails. Tug-at-your-heartstrings cute, they may appear helpless and abandoned, but a protective mother is likely nearby. Cow […]