Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:46 PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Grant will help maintain trails

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club would like to thank the city of Homer and the Homer Foundation for the generous support provided by the city grant that KNSC received this year. The money provided by this grant will be used to help offset the costs associated with maintaining and grooming the Homer area trails maintained by the ski club.

In addition to trails dedicated to cross country skiing, KNSC is working to add additional summer trail access at the Eveline State Recreation Site, which is managed by the ski club. Some of the money also will be used to support our efforts to obtain larger grants to help fund improvements to facilities at our ski areas. Such efforts have allowed us to build a much needed equipment storage shed at McNeil this year and to secure funding for major upgrades this summer to parking and facilities at the Lookout Mountain area.

The continuing support of nonprofit organizations provided by the city of Homer and the Homer Foundation is important for our effort to provide healthy outdoor recreational opportunities to residents of the Homer area as well as winter and summer visitors. It is just one of the many reasons that Homer is such a great place to live and play. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the trails that we maintain.

Richard Burton, treasurer

Kachemak Nordic Ski Club