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AWC Publications and Other Resources

2014 APDES Watershed Perception Survey, published March 2015.

2014 APDES Watershed Perception Survey questions.

2010 APDES Watershed Perception Survey questions.

2010 APDES Watershed Perception Survey, published January 2011.

How to Live with a Lake, published January 2015.

How to Live with a Creek, published September 2013.

A Cultural and Historical Geography of Campbell Creek (PDF)

Evaluate Fecal Colidorm for Two Anchorage Watersheds (Chester and Little Campbell) 2019 (PDF)



Municipality of Anchorage Parks and Recreation


The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water 2018 Water Quality Standards present acceptable parameters, such as temperature, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, etc. for state of Alaska's waterways. 


Please dispose of all waste properly.  Do not throw trash into our creeks or in other places.  If you are unsure where your waste can go, please contact the following:

Municipality of Anchorage Central Waste Transfer Station--Hazardous Waste Collection Center:  The Municipality has two locations that accept hazardous waste (paints, household and industrial chemicals, motor oil, etc.).  One is in mid-town at the Central Waste Transfer Station, 1111 E. 56th, and the other is in Eagle River at the Anchorage Regional Landfill at the intersection of Hiland Road and the Glenn Highway.  Click here for more information or call (907) 343-6262.  Please do not pour any hazardous waste down home or storm drains as it will directly or indirectly end up in our creeks, waterways, and ocean.

ALPAR ( Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling):  Aluminum cans, newspapers, cardboard, mixed and office paper, magazines and catalogs, plastic bottles (#1 PETE) and jugs (#2 HDPE), and plastic bags are just some of the items that you can dispose of without cost at one of Anchorage's recycling locations.  The Anchorage Recycling Center off of Dowling below the New Seward and the Anchorage Landfill accept most items.  Several bins are located around town at grocery stores, and businesses listed below will accept other items.  Please do not leave anything other than what the recycling bin is labeled for.  Doing so may jeopardize having that site available as the owner or ALPAR will have to clean up trash and dispose of it at the landfill. 





MEDICINE DISPOSAL - This program is available at local Fred Meyer Pharmacies which provide a Take-Away option.  Don't flush unwanted drugs, return them for proper disposal.