Author: Katherine Schake

New Community Grants Awarded by Kenai Mountains–Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

New Community Grants Awarded by Kenai Mountains–Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) Corridor Communities Association (CCA) Board of Directors held their annual fall meeting on September 14th, 2018 at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward. KMTA recieves and administers funds, appropriated by Congress and other sources, to support locally initiated community projects. Through KMTA’s Community-Based Grants Program, […]

KMTA Board Mtg Next Friday, Sept 14th

KMTA Board Mtg Next Friday, Sept 14th

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board of Directors will be meeting September 14th from 10am – 4pm at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward. The meeting is open to the public. The Board will be considering grant applications for the KMTA National Heritage Area program for the coming year. KMTA […]

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board of Directors will be meeting September 14th from 10am – 4pm at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward. The meeting is open to the public. The Board will be considering grant applications for the KMTA National Heritage Area program for the coming year. KMTA […]

Community Celebrates Moose Pass History Project

Community Celebrates Moose Pass History Project

By Kaylene Johnson-Sullivan A kids’ history assignment became a project that had an entire community rummaging through drawers and attics for photos. The culmination of the project, two years later, celebrated the origin of this small town of 217 people with the installation of several interpretive panels at the Moose […]

National Heritage Area Seeks Grant Applications by August 15th

National Heritage Area Seeks Grant Applications by August 15th

Grant applications for the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area must be submitted by August 15th for review at the September Board meeting. KMTA awards grants to community projects that recognize, preserve, and interpret the historic, scenic, and natural recreational resources and cultural landscapes of the KMTA historic transportation corridor. Projects […]

KMTA Spring Board Meeting: New Grants and Transitions

KMTA Spring Board Meeting: New Grants and Transitions

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) Corridor Communities Association (CCA) Board held their annual spring meeting on March 2nd in Girdwood at the Spoonline Café. KMTA is the only designated National Heritage Area (NHA) in the State of Alaska. A designated Act of Congress, NHAs provide funding for locally initiated community […]

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey and workshop. Photo by David Guilfoyle

Collaboratively Unearthing the Past

by Katherine Schake- At a unique curve in the Kenai River, known today as a late-season silver salmon ‘hole’ by locals and named for its color, Turquoise Bend has been discovered as an 800-year-old semi-permanent winter village site of the Denai’na. To the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, this site is not […]

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm CCA Board Awards New Grants

by Katherine Schake- The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) Corridor Communities Association (CCA) Board of Directors held their annual fall meeting on October 18th, 2017 at the newly constructed Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In addition to fostering partnerships within the Kenai transportation corridor, the association receives and […]

Alaska’s Past is Still Being Written

Alaska’s Past is Still Being Written

Contributed by KMTA Kenai History featured in Trails Across Time: History of an Alaska Mountain Corridor Ever wondered about the quartz veins in the road cuts along the Seward Highway? Did you know Johnson Pass hasn’t always been a recreational trail – prospectors blazed it in the 1890s and it […]

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

Bison Hall Opens to the Public

On October 10th 2017, satellite internet and phone lines were installed in Bison Hall at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC), putting the finishing touches on a two and a half year construction project. The educational center includes five new offices located in the upper level, a multipurpose program hall, […]