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Working to build a network of community-based watershed efforts achieving informed management of the resources in Southeast Alaska

 

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Skagway: The Rain Garden City

  A relatively new concept in Southeast Alaska, rain gardens are becoming a popular method for treatment of storm water across the country. Storm water is the excess rain and snow melt that runs off impermeable surfaces such as rooftops, pavement roads, and parking lots. As water runs off these surfaces it can pick up… Read More

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SAWC Seeking Interested Candidates for Board of Directors

  The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is seeking volunteers interested serving on the Coalition’s Board of Directors! In order to stay true to our core principle of building a voice for communities we believe this Coalition should be steered by regional leaders and community professionals who work to protect, promote and restore our region’s watersheds…. Read More

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SAWC Begins Beach Monitoring Program in Wrangell

On July 16 SAWC began sampling the waters at City Park and Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell     These beaches were identified by DEC as a high priority because of their frequent use for swimming, wading, and recreation activities. Through this project, SAWC will increase public awareness of potential sources and the health risks associated with… Read More

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Community Practitioners Learn to Identify Bugs for Stream Health

Last week the Chilkoot Indian Association hosted the University of Alaska Anchorage’s resident aquatic insect expert Dan Bogan, who led a Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring Training for community practitioners in Haines. The training teaches participants how to identify and use aquatic invertebrates to gauge stream health. With the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Aquatic Ecology Department, Bogan administers the Alaska… Read More

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TWC Improves Cannery Creek Fish Passage

  Cannery Creek is an anadromous stream that flows into Letnikof Cove, near Haines. It is listed as habitat for Coho Salmon and Dolly Varden rearing. The previous culvert was classified as “red” based on a perch of 108 inches at the outlet and a gradient of 5.77%. It also had a break in the… Read More

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