Outdoors

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward Sporadic Bird Report

July 23, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 5:18 am, sunset 10:48 pm, length of day 17 hours, 30 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 28 seconds shorter. Weather: A light misty rain, low gray clouds with temperatures hovering in the upper 40s. The air is perfumed with […]

Harding Icefield Trail Report July 11, 2008

Harding Icefield Trail Report July 11, 2008

It’s finally looking like summer on the Harding Icefield Trail! The lower reaches of the trail are snow-free and the meltwater is drying up. Wildflowers are blooming and the birds are singing. This week several hikers were treated to the sights and frolics of a mother black bear with a […]

Seward Ranger District Campfire Programs

The Seward Ranger District (SRD) of the Chugach National Forest (CNF) has education and interpretation programs.  Two visitor services or interpretive rangers work with the Vantastic Program.  Services provided through this program include a mobile environmental education interpretation display, event visits, and Saturday evening campfire programs.  Saturday evening campfire programs […]

NASH ROAD SPILL

NASH ROAD SPILL

Twenty Four, unmarked 55 gallon drums were discovered last week on City property.  Some of the barrels were tipped over and others were upright.  The location of the dumping took place at mile 3.3 of Nash Road on the west side of the road.  The contaminated materials may include used […]

Mrs. Zabala’s Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s 3rd grade class took first place in a plastics recycling challenge sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center AmeriCorps members. The competition, held among nine classrooms of Seward Elementary Students, kicked off at the end March. Five AmeriCorps members taught students the basics of recycling plastic and other recyclable materials, […]

Mrs. Zabala's Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala's Blue Ribbon Recyclers

Mrs. Zabala’s 3rd grade class took first place in a plastics recycling challenge sponsored by Alaska SeaLife Center AmeriCorps members. The competition, held among nine classrooms of Seward Elementary Students, kicked off at the end March. Five AmeriCorps members taught students the basics of recycling plastic and other recyclable materials, […]

Old Mill Brown Bear

Old Mill Brown Bear

It sounds like this picture has been passed around a bit already, but thought I’d send it out for those of you that haven’t yet seen it. We first saw this fellow on April 12th up the creek just beside our house, but had seen tracks the day before. The […]

Pacific Golden Plovers!

April 17, 2008 Pacific Golden Plovers! Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 6:32 am, sunset 9:23 pm, length of day 14 hours, 50 minutes; tomorrow will be 5 minutes and 25 seconds longer. Weather: Sunny skies with high overcast continue, temperatures up to the mid 40s but the strong north […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Western Screech Owl

March 19, 2008 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 8:00 am, sunset 8:11 pm, length of day 12 hours, 11 minutes; tomorrow, Spring Equinox, will be 5 minutes and 30 seconds longer. Weather: 23º this morning with a soft, gray wall of snow-bearing clouds creeping up the bay from the […]

RBCA Lawsuit Decision

[Note: original PDF document> seward_ruling_doc.pdf ] IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ALASKA RESURRECTION BAY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE,Plaintiffs,vs.CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA,Defendant. Case No. 3:06-cv-0224-RRB FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT   I. INTRODUCTION Before the Court are Plaintiffs Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance (“RBCA”) and Alaska Community Action on Toxics (“ACAT”) […]

Avalanche Hazard on the Seward Ranger District

Due to recent avalanche activity on the Forest outdoor users should use caution while out in avalanche terrain. Users should obtain information on conditions before venturing out into the backcountry. Information can be obtained by reaching the Chugach Avalanche Center at (907) 754-2369 or online at www.fs.fed.us/r10/chugach/glacier/snow.html. This is a […]