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Outdoors Digest

Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2005

$4 million available in grants for trails

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is accepting applications until July 22 for federal grants to build new recreational trails in Alaska, as part of the $4 million Alaska Trails Initiative.

Grants will be available on a competitive basis for the 14 identified trails or trail organizations identified in the funding bill.

Grants will be issued for development and construction of trails in Alaska, including: Arctic Valley trails, Chugach National Forest, Russian River, Girdwood trails, Hatcher Pass trails, Iditarod, Juneau Nordic trails, Juneau Thunder Trail, Kodiak trails, Matanuska-Susitna Gorsuch trails, Perseverance Trail repairs, Sitka Trailworks, Sitka World War II causeway, state of Alaska wildlife trails and Wrangell St. Elias Trail.

Those interested in applying should review the instructions and complete an application on the Web site http://www. alaskatrails.org. Applications are due 4 p.m., July 22. For more information, contact Samantha Carroll at 907-269-8699.

Golden North Salmon Derby set for Aug. 5

The Territorial Sportsmen announced that their 49th Golden North Salmon Derby will run Aug. 5-7 this year in Juneau.

"The derby was set two weeks earlier this year to try and match up with better weather conditions," derby co-chairman Mal Linthwaite said. "The earlier August derby dates may mean less cohos, but, hopefully, additional kings may be available."

Booklets and derby tickets are now available at Allen Marine, Alaskan and Proud Market, Fisherman's Bend, Fred Meyer, Harri Plumbing and Heating, Outdoor Headquarters, Rayco Sales and Western Auto.



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