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Juneau Rotary presentation


Tuesday, September 04, 2001

Frankie Pillifant, Sharon Gaiptman, and Odin Brudie presented SEAtrails at the Juneau Rotary club meeting.

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Juneau passes supporting resolution


Monday, February 05, 2001

Judy Chapman, representing the DOT/PF provided public testimony in favor of the resolution supporting SEAtrails. She is also staff to the Governor’s Trails and Recreational Access for Alaska Board, which is an entity that hatched this idea. The idea is to create a regional trail effort that is comprised mainly of trails that already exist throughout Southeast Alaska and to eventually market them. SEAtrail planners envision hiking, diving, kayaking, boating, and biking trails that would radiate specifically from the port facility and from the Alaska Marine Highway’s system. People could get on a ferry in Juneau, head to Pelican, and go kayaking or hiking on a trail system. The potential is there for enhancing the economies of the smaller communities and providing visitors with interesting, well-known trails that they can experience. Right now, they have a partnership between the National Park Service, the US Forest Service, the DOT, the Dept. of Commerce and Economic Development, and individual communities that are passing resolutions in support of SEAtrails. They have resolutions from Craig, Pelican and Sitka. There is one in the works in Petersburg and they hope that other communities will also decide to support SEAtrails. The strength of SEAtrails comes from the fact that it is entirely community based, no trail will be included or marketed in the system until the community has said that it wants that trail included in the system. The hope is that it will create a small-scale economic boost for individual SE communities as part of a regional fabric of trails.

Read Juneau's resolution of support for SEAtrails.

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