Thank you

Posted: Friday, December 09, 2005

... for cleaning the streams

Duck, Jordan and Montana Creeks provide fish and wildlife habitat, open space and recreation opportunities for Juneau residents, but are often impacted by debris and litter. The Mendenhall Watershed Partnership has been working to reduce the amount of litter deposited in streams through public outreach, assisting with educating residents about "bear-smart" garbage handling and storage, and partnering with the city and Litter Free to host the spring cleanup event.

This year's litter efforts also included a fall creek cleanup. Thanks to the Mendenhall Watershed Partnership for coordinating the Oct. 22 event. The Duck Creek Market assisted with distribution of trash bags, which were provided by Litter Free and picked up at roadside by the city's Streets Division crew.

Southeast Alaska Guidance Association and the Glacier Valley Rotary Club cleaned up significant portions of Duck and Montana Creeks, as did Partnership board members and volunteers. Assistance also came from groups that agreed to adopt portions of valley streams, including Glacier View Condominium Association, Trout Unlimited, Sam Capp and friends, Grey Pendelton and friends, Juneau Youth Services and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Thanks to all who helped make valley streams a little cleaner this fall.

Samia Savell

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

... for career fair success

Since the Juneau-Douglas High School College Career Fair was held on Oct. 12 at Centennial Hall, the JDHS Career Center would like to thank the following for their contributions: Becky Dierking, Gail Coenraad, Princess Tours, The Hangar on the Wharf, parent volunteers, the National Honor Society, Link Crew members, JDHS staff, Career Center student aides and Centennial Hall.

A special thanks for the door prizes and donations to the Alaska Shirt Company and the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Jami Eistetter

JDHS Career Center

... for breakfast donation

Glacier Valley Breakfast Club would like the thank Alaska International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1547 for their generous donation. Glacier Valley staff, parents and children are in great appreciation. Thank You.

Glacier Valley Breakfast Club

... for a fun Halloween

A warm thank-you to Juneau stores: Fred Meyers, Safeway and Alaskan & Proud for your generous donations that made the Halloween Family Night at Cedar Park on Oct. 27 possible. Every family went home with a pumpkin of their own to carve.

A big cheer to Jim Fowler and Andrea, for making the pumpkin pinata, and face and body painting. Kudos to Girl Scout leaders Amanda and Audra for the raucous apple bob. Thank you to Good Hardware, for the matte black paint, and to Chessica and Juneau-Douglas High School health class volunteers, for the scariest tunnel ever constructed.

What a great night at the Cedar Park Community Center with over eighty friends and family.

Claire Fordyce

Even Start Family Learning Center at Cedar Park

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