2010 A.P.D.E.S. report by AWC "Stormwater Education Public Perception Survey"
2009-2010 AWC Annual Report pt. 1 pt. 2
July 31st, 2008 - Little Rabbit Creek/Little Survival Creek Fecal Coliform Study (PDF)
June 2007 Clean Creeks Volume 1, Issue 1 (CEMP Monitoring Report)
Anchorage Daily News
July 19, 2010 - Care for Anchorage's Waterways When you Care for Your Lawn
May 17, 2010 - Unswept Streets
April 3, 2010 - Dog Poop Pollution
January 17, 2010 - Next Time you Flush
June 27, 2009 - Leftover Dirt
November 28, 2008 - Road Sanding
November 4, 2006 - Leaves and Grass Clippings
October 24, 2006 - Trash in Creeks
October 15, 2006 - Beaver Damage
September 4, 2006 - Health of Creeks
Campbell Creek History (PDF)
Anchorage School District Best Practices, A blueprint for success, page 14-15. 2007 (PDF)
Restoring ecological function and value to aquatic resources in the Little Campbell Creek watershed (pdf)
Chester Creek Watershed Plan (draft), June 2005
What We Do to Protect Our Creeks
The Great Land Trust: www.greatlandtrust.org
Polaris K-12 School: In 2006 the AWC signed a School/Business Partnership with Polaris K-12 School, which will provide outreach and funding opportunities for the school's teachers and students who will, in turn, assist the AWC with monitoring and studying the Meadow Park Fish Refuge Site on Little Campbell Creek. Polaris K-12 is also a part of the newly established Adopt-A-Stream program.
Begich Middle School: In 2008 the AWC became a School/Business Partner with Begich Middle School. Begich M.S. is located just north of the rehabilitated potion of Chester Creek near the Creekside Center on DeBarr. Science classes at the school are using the creek as an outdoor laboratory, and they are participating as an Adopt-A-Stream partner. Data is being gathered by the students for the AWC.
ALASKA STATE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
Visit the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water, website and download the 2010 report to learn more about water quality standards for different parameters, such as temperature, fecal coliform, dissolved oxygen, etc. and the state of Alaska's waterways.
WASTE DISPOSAL OPTIONS:
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. For more information, see www.muni.org/sws/hazardouswaste.cfm or call (907) 428-1742 or 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, businesses and schools will accept specific items. See www.alparalaska.com for recycling information and locations. 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.
TOTAL RECLAIM http://www.totalreclaim.com/alaska.html
CENTRAL RECYCLING http://www.centralrecyclingservices.com/
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