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Story last updated at 6:24 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New trail signs vandalized

We are heartsick to report that all but two of the 10 newly installed interpretive signs on Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's Calvin and Coyle Nature Trail have been ripped from their posts and either flung far into the woods or stolen over the course of the past few weeks. The signs were installed in mid-June and lasted just over a month.

This community effort involved Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Alaska Division of Parks and Recreation Recreational Trails Grant Program, ConocoPhillips, the city of Homer, Paul Banks Elementary School, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Boy Scout Troop 555, Eagle Scout Kyle Wentz, artists Conrad Field, Lee Post and Catie Bursch, and many others who helped to relocate this great trail in the woods and create and install the new signs.

If anyone knows who might have committed this act of vandalism against our community, please let Kachemak Heritage Land Trust know at 235-5263.

Marie McCarty, executive director, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust; Beth Trowbridge, program director, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies; Jessica Ryan, education coordinator, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve; Chris Rainwater, chairman, Homer Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors