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Upcoming Events: So Many Ways to Get Involved this June

by | June 3, 2022

It feels like summer here on the Kenai Peninsula. That means busy days of fieldwork for KP-CISMA field crews and loads of opportunities for the rest of us to get outside and enjoy the endless activity of summer. Between the fishing trips, hikes, and family camping getaways, here are a few ways you can engage with the KP-CISMA and get involved in your local community in the upcoming weeks:

Kenai river festival, June 10-12, Soldotna creek park

The KP-CISMA will be hosting a booth at the Kenai River Festival. Stop by the Kids Zone on Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm or Sunday, June 12 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to practice your PlayCleanGo skills with an invasive species scavenger hunt! KP-CISMA partners will also be available to provide information and answer your invasive species questions. This is a free event.

An advertisement for an event. A painted wooden salmon, part of a kids' art project, sits on a table. On one side of the fish, the words "for our future, Kenai Watershed Forum".
The Kenai River Festival Kid Zone will be filled with fun, educational activities with themes around natural resources. Image by Kenai Watershed Forum

Alaska invasive species awareness week, June 12-18

Join us to celebrate the many efforts to keep Alaska wild and free from invasive species! During this week-long event, people from across the state come together to raise awareness about invasive species and the threats they pose to Alaska’s ecosystems, economy, and communities. Visit the Alaska Invasive Species Partnership’s (AKISP) events page and follow AKISP on Facebook to find out how you can get involved with events happening in your community.

Small, green seedlings grow in gravel with a wooden fence behind them.
You don’t have to wait for Alaska Invasive Species Awareness Week to do something about invasive species. Watch for hempnettle seedlings this time of year. These shallow-rooted annuals are easy to pluck from the ground while they’re still small. Photo by Jen Chauvet/HSWCD

seward community weed pull, June 24, Seward middle school

The Seward Community Weed Pull is always a grand event! Join us for an afternoon of invasive plant removal on the grounds of Seward Middle School. Save the date and stay tuned for more information.

A group of adults and children sitting in the grass pull weeds from the grass and place them in green plastic garbage bags.
Volunteers at the 2021 Seward Community Weed Pull hand pulled over 400 pounds of bird vetch from the Homer Middle School grounds. Photo by Maura Shumacher/KWF

To stay up to date on these events and more, follow us on Facebook and use the “Stay Informed” box on this webpage to subscribe to our mailing list. We look forward to seeing you out there!


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