Briefly

Posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2001

John Muir Cabin temporarily closed

JUNEAU - The John Muir Cabin will be closed to the public from today to Aug. 18, the U.S. Forest Service said.

Located above Auke Bay at the south end of Spaulding Meadows, the cabin is undergoing extensive renovations and will not be available for rental or for use as a warming site during this period. For details or to rent the cabin after Aug. 18, call Marc Scholten, 790-7494.

Youth training organization receives grant

JUNEAU - Southeast Alaska Guidance Association in Juneau recently received a $453,672 grant from the Corporation for National Service, or Americorp.

"We have been receiving Americorp money since 1994. The grants have ranged from a high of $950,000 to a low of $350,000," said SAGA director Joe Parrish. "So this grant represents a good chunk of money that is historically middle-of-the-road funding for us."

SAGA's total budget for 2001 is $2 million. Half of that will be the result of state and federal grants. The other half comes from sponsors such as the Forest Service to pay for trail work.

SAGA provides leadership training and education to disadvantaged and at-risk youth. This year the organization will serve over 2,000 young people from across Alaska, Parrish said. Its Alaska Youth Corps targets disadvantaged youth. Its SAGA lodge, located at Amalga Harbor, is open to any youth, age 12 to 25.



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