Outdoors

Get Gardening with Seward’s New Community Garden!

Get Gardening with Seward’s New Community Garden!

Construction of Seward’s new Community Garden, Garden by the Bay, is officially underway, and thanks to an outpouring of community support we are making great progress!  This week 43 individuals have turned out to help install weed barrier, build garden beds and lay gravel, together donating over 164 person hours […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Bears and Mt Goats at Exit Glacier

Bears and Mt Goats at Exit Glacier

Now, before the leaves emerge, is a good time to visit Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park to view bears and mountain goats. On Monday morning I just missed seeing three black bear cubs high in a tree waiting for their mom near the glacier overlook. Visitors from all […]

2017 Mount Marathon Logo

Calling All 2017 Mt Marathon Volunteers!

We are now recruiting volunteers to fill positions on the evening of July 3rd, and all day on July 4th for the 2017 race, and hope you’ll be able to join us for another great event. This year, we once again are asking most race volunteers to register and choose jobs via SignUp Genius.  […]

13th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach & Watershed Cleanup

13th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach & Watershed Cleanup

13th Annual RESURRECTION BAY Beach &Watershed Cleanup Saturday May 20, 2017   Come help clean up Resurrection Bay beaches and it’s watershed! Boat transportation will be provided to outer beaches, weather permitting. For more information (including past videos), please visit the RBCA website:  www.rbca-alaska.org Please email the cleanup organizer Tim […]

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

Road to Exit Glacier Open for the Summer Season

The remaining 1.5 miles of the road to Exit Glacier opened this Friday, May 12 at 7:00 a.m.  Water is currently not available on site. Vault toilets are available for use. The Exit Glacier Nature Center is projected to open on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Ranger-led programs will not be offered until […]

This photo, found at the Seward Community Library, depicts Hankins' picnic spot during the railroad era.

Seeking Solitude in Seward

Seeking Solitude in Seward is an 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, […]

Plots Available in Seward’s New Community Garden!

Plots Available in Seward’s New Community Garden!

After a successful community garden Kick-Off event and seed starting workshop this past weekend, Seward’s new community garden, Garden by the Bay, is happy to  announce that we are accepting entries from anyone interested in gardening a plot in the new community garden this summer!  Interested gardeners should complete the […]