Homer Alaska - Outdoors

Story last updated at 3:22 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Trails Day projects planned across bay



By SHANNON REID
For the Homer News

This Saturday a combination of local volunteers and Alaska State Park officials will work together in Kachemak Bay State Park on several different trails maintaining and clearing projects during the annual Trails Day. Participants will receive a substantial discount off transportation costs across Kachemak Bay in return for lending a hand.

The seven separate projects include building a bridge on Grace Ridge Trail, brush cutting and clearing, trash cleanup on the Glacier Spit Beach and a naturalist-led family hike from Glacier Spit to Grewingk Glacier Lake. Volunteers are encouraged to promptly register for one of the projects at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center as space is limited.

A $20 water taxi fee is requested upon registration.

Participants will meet at 7 a.m. at the Seafarers Memorial on the Homer Spit; the estimated return time is at 6 p.m. Each participant will be assigned to a specific water taxi that will serve as transportation to and from Kachemak Bay State Park.

Participants are asked to bring gloves, appropriate footwear and clothing for the day, food and water. T-shirts sporting the Kachemak Bay State Park Trails Day logo will be available to purchase.

More information on Trails Day can be found on the Alaska State Trails Program website at http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aktrails/.

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