This year's participants came from local businesses and organizations, schools and the community at large. Special thanks to Cub Scout Den 2 for its spirited effort in cleaning up part of the Spit and turning what they found into award-winning marine debris art. We'd also like to thank the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve for including the Coastwalk Wrap-up and beach litter pick-up as part of the celebration of National Estuaries Day.
Our annual Coastwalk Hero awards went to Carmen and Conrad Field and to Carla and Wayne Stanley for their many years of participation, and to Michael Armstrong, the Snomads, Nancy Hillstrand and Randy Hagenstein of the Alaska Nature Conservancy for their special efforts on behalf of our beaches.
Elizabeth Wasserman, coordinator Coastwalk 2002