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Alaska State Parks seeks citizen volunteers

Posted: September 16, 2013 - 5:28pm  |  Updated: September 17, 2013 - 12:01am

Juneauites concerned about the well-being of state parks in the area have an opportunity to get involved.

Alaska State Parks is looking for two citizens to fill vacant seats on the Juneau Area State Parks Citizens Advisory Board. The board is responsible for gathering public input and providing information to the state officials about activities at a number of nearby parks.

Those sites include the Eagle Beach Recreation Area, Channel Islands State Marine Park, Oliver Inlet on Admiralty Island, Juneau Area State Trails, the House of Wickersham and Ernest Gruening State Historic Sites.

Advisory boards like this one are the main avenue for state park officials to get input from the public regarding community interest and management of the parks.

The board consists of nine members, and more information on applying is available on the board’s website, http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/misc/boards.htm.

Applications must be submitted by September 30, and the board will review them at its Oct. 7 meeting.

Additional questions should be directed to Chief Ranger Kevin Murphy who can be reached at 907-465-2483.

Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew.woolbright@juneauempire.com. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reportermatt.

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