Author: Lia Slemons

Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Announces Fall 2017 Grant Cycle – Deadline to Apply Friday, September 22nd

Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Announces Fall 2017 Grant Cycle – Deadline to Apply Friday, September 22nd

The Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 call for grant applications. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00pm AKDT. Now in its eighth year, KMTA’s grant program provides funding to local communities to develop projects that recognize, preserve, […]

Four Valleys Community School Summer Intensives are one of KMTA's new grants.

National Heritage Area Grants Build Bridges

From a new steel beam bridge across California Creek in Girdwood to a storytelling project between elders and youth in Seward, Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area awarded grants to connect people to places and their stories at the April 12 KMTA Board meeting. National Heritage Area grants are […]

KMTA welcomes public to April 12 Board Meeting

The spring board meeting for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is open to the public. KMTA is a non-profit organization that encourages discovery of the story of our glacially-carved corridor through grassroots grants and community partnerships. The Board will meet at the Anchor Inn in Whittier Wednesday, April […]

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

KMTA encourages new round of community grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is seeking grant applications for 2017 and 2018. Grants are meant to enable community groups to accomplish projects that strengthen heritage area identity and cultural resources at the grassroots. Past grants have supported a range of projects including support for local museums, book […]

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

As dynamic or deranged as recent winters have been in southcentral Alaska, hundreds of recreationalists can be grateful for timely, informative conditions updates from Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District Forest Technician Irene Lindquist. Lindquist emails interested locals and visitors site-specific news of snow cover, ice thickness, mud levels, and […]

Grant money available for community projects

Grant money available for community projects

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area offers grants for grassroots projects that enhance the area’s cultural, scenic, and outdoor recreational resources. KMTA provides 50% financial matches for community projects, including volunteer time. Application is deadline September 10. Learn more and apply at kmtacorridor.org ->‘Grants’ What do you want your National […]

Youth interpret Hope’s past

Youth interpret Hope’s past

The town of Hope is at the end of the road, but its historical museum is the starting point for several young people’s community roles. Youth serve as tour guides at the Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum. As Hope’s museum has expanded in size, so have the number […]

National Heritage Area seeks grant applications

National Heritage Area seeks grant applications

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is soliciting grants for 2016-2017. Some of the most popular grants this time of year are school field trip grants that provide transportation costs for classrooms visiting sites within the KMTA National Heritage Area. This year, kindergartners and middle school students from Seward […]