Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Cooper Landing Youth Discover the Past

June 20, 2019

Kristine Route with the Cooper Landing Youth Group : (L-R) Monica Pearson, Cooper Gossard, Leihla Harrison, Linnaea Gossard and Hunter Harrison

As a child Kristine Route used to climb on each of her grandmothers’ laps and ask them to tell her stories. “I used to listen intently to everything they had to say; hanging on to every word, my imagination creating the words into images.” Through this experience Route came to love history and the stories people have about a time and a place. This love of stories gave Route the idea of preserving the stories of Cooper Landing, one of the communities in the KMTA area.

With the help of the Cooper Landing Youth Group and a KMTA grant, Route, owner of Best Route Productions, brought the idea to fruition over the course of last winter and spring. Five youth, ages 11-16, met many times over throughout the past year, learning interviewing skills, conducting interviews with Cooper Landing residents, and then compiling and editing video to turn it into a finished product.

The Cooper Landing Youth Group conduct an interview as part of the Cooper Landing Storytelling Project.

Our “filming studio” for the Cooper Landing Storytelling Project.

The first step in the process was accomplished through a partnership with KDLL Public Radio (91.9 FM). Shaylon Cochran, who is a news reporter for the station, came to Cooper Landing several times in the fall to teach the kids interviewing skills and how to conduct your body language when speaking with someone.

Once the youth had polished their interviewing skills they went in search of people to interview. The original plan included sending out a handwritten letter to potential interviewees, but that plan was scrapped when they realized people have a hard time writing about themselves. Instead, 100 plus invitations were sent out to community members, asking for their participation. Those who were willing just needed to answer and return a ten-question survey.

The Storytelling Project’s storyline during the writing process.

Cooper Gossard editing footage.

Members of the youth group looking through historic achieves with historian, Mona Painter.

In preparation for the interviews, the youth took several trips to the Cooper Landing Museum in hopes of finding moments in time that piqued their interest. The elders were encouraged to bring photos to share as they told their stories. The youth also took trips to the museum afterwards to see if anything on display matched up with the stories they were told and to see if there was anything that they would want to include in their video.

The youth enjoyed many aspects of the process including learning about the formation of the Cooper Landing School, “It was really neat so see how it came to be,” said Linnaea Gossard, 16. She also enjoyed an interview that included three longtime residents: Mayme Ohnemus, Theresa Norris and Mona Painter. “It was fun to see them tell stories and fill in for each other.” Gossard and her brother, Cooper,13, also enjoyed working with the video software and learning how to edit and compile footage.

Leihla Harrison and Linnaea Gossard collect footage of the Kenai River

The project was intended to be a once a week thing that took place at youth group but it morphed into an everyday project that the students were able to work on at school. Virginia Morgan, the Gossards’ mother was impressed with how involved her kids became with the process. They would come home two hours after school had ended, that extra time being spent on the project.

Morgan, a 37-year resident of Cooper Landing herself, enjoyed seeing old photos and footage from her youth, some of which included herself in a school musical. “An unexpected benefit of this was that old VHS footage was converted to DVD.”

The project brought together many people in the Cooper Landing community, as well as various organizations, including the Cooper Landing Community Club, the Cooper Landing Museum and Historical Society, and the Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation, Inc. The shortened version of the film was presented last month at the 70th Birthday Party of the Cooper Landing Community Club, which was established in 1949, the oldest non-profit in the community. A full showing of the video will take place in September.

Kristine Route setting up for the Cooper Landing Community Club’s 70th Birthday Party

L to R: Linnaea Gossard, Leihla Harrison, Mona Painter, Kristine Route, Mayme Ohnemus, Sylvie Montabo, Theresa Norris at the Community Club 70th Anniversary Party.

Kristine Route and Mona Painter at the 70th Birthday Party

 

The project is a reminder to us all about the importance of stories. “My grandmothers’ storytelling taught me to spend time with my elders and take the time to listen. Really listen,” said Route. “Everyone has a story, and in telling that story we can shine a little light in the world.”

The Cooper Landing Storytelling Project was a recipient of a KMTA Grant. The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area biannual grant cycle is now open. Applications must be submitted by August 20th 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 Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm historic transportation corridor. Projects promote and facilitate public enjoyment of these resources. For more information and to apply click here.

 

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The Glacier Discovery Hut-to-Hut System

May 22, 2019

 

KMTA Board Members pose in front of Spencer Glacier. L to R – Bernadine Atchison, Jeff Samuels, Martha Story and Art Copolous

 

Amy Dalton (standing) Executive Director of Alaska Huts, explains more about the project. L to R: John Wolfe (founder of Alaska Huts), Shawn Lyons (Huts board member), Greg Stiegel (Huts board member), Joan Travostino (Huts board member), Doug O’Harra (Huts board member), Amalie Couvillion (Huts staff member)

Alaska Huts Proposed Hut-to-Hut System

Alaska Huts is spearheading the efforts to put a hut-to-hut system in place in the KMTA National Heritage Area. Alaska Huts, in partnership with the Alaska Railroad, the US Forest Service (USFS), the Chugach National Forest and with a supporting grant from KMTA, is proposing a three-hut system along a 30-mile trail in the Kenai Mountains. At project end, the Glacier Discovery Hut-to-Hut, as it is being called, would have huts in place at Spencer, Bartlett and Trails glaciers.

Last weekend, courtesy of the Alaska Railroad, members of the KMTA Board of Directors along with many other supporters of this project were able to take a quick train ride from Portage Station to the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and see firsthand the proposed site of the first hut.

The trail between the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop and the glacier overlook is three miles.

 

Along the trail from the Spencer Whistle Stop to the Spencer Glacier Overlook you are reminded of the hierarchy.

Glacial Discovery Trail

A mere 1.3 miles from the whistle stop, on an easily traveled gravel path, lies an iceberg-filled lake with a view of the magnificent face of Spencer Glacier looming three miles across the water. It is this setting where an 18-bed lodge would be built. The “hut” would be the first of the three built and they would all be along the Glacier Discovery Trail that is currently being constructed by the USFS. The trail would share a corridor with the railroad along the Placer River valley in the north and the Trail River valley in the south.

The previously mentioned Glacier Discovery Trail broke ground in 2006 and the Glacier Ranger District of the Chugach National Forest has been adding to it every year since. They have even built an impressive pedestrian bridge – the longest clear-span timber pedestrian bridge in the nation. Only seven more miles need to be cleared and the 30-mile connection will be complete.

The longest clear-span timber pedestrian bridge in the US. The proposed Spencer Hut would carry the same architectural style – using large timber pieces.

 

Doug O’Harra, an Alaska Huts Board Member talks about the proposed plans. Gretchen Nelson, Alaska Huts member, stands in the bottom right corner, listening.

 

A map located on the timber bridge shows an overview of the area.

Trail Would Provide Access to a Historic Corridor

Once finished the Glacier Discovery Hut-to-Hut system would provide visitors access to one the most important and historic travel corridors in the KMTA National Heritage Area. Pioneers and gold rush miners once traversed from road house to road house at the turn of the 19th -20th centuries. Travelers today would now be able to walk those same routes and relive the past.

Alaska Hut’s Previous Work – The Manitoba Cabin

Manitoba Hut Photo by Ian Stotesbury

This hut project is not Alaska Huts first foray into backcountry huts. Back in 2012 they started work on the Manitoba Cabin, at the top of Canyon Creek near Upper Summit Lake. This project was also supported with a KMTA grant. The historic mining cabin built in 1936, which is also located in the KMTA Corridor, was saved from near total collapse and is now used as a recreational hut. Also located on the property are two yurts available for rental. They and the cabin are all easily accessed as they are located a half mile in from Mile 48 of the Seward Highway. Hut systems are a little different in that they are a communal lodging experience. Bunks are rented and then a common cooking, dining and social space is shared. It is a great venue for families with children, with split firewood, a campfire ring and a Finnish sauna on site.

To Learn More

To find out more about the Glacier Discovery Project or to reserve your own time at the Manitoba Cabin go to www.alaskahuts.org.

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Take the Kids or Your Summer Visitors on a Field Trip this Summer in the KMTA

May 16, 2019

Take a Field Trip While Enjoying All That the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Has to Offer!

Boundary of the KMTA Corridor

 

While traveling the KMTA Corridor this summer, take the time to learn something new about your Heritage Area. Check out these new interpretive signs, monuments, and murals recognizing the impressive stories of Alaska’s past, funded in-part by KMTA community grants.

Whittier Earthquake Monument – Spearheaded by the Prince William Sound Museum, this project transformed a 13-ton rock, donated by Alaska Railroad, into a monument commemorating the 1964 Earthquake and its devastating impact to the community of Whittier. Located at the east end of the downtown waterfront.

Girdwood Children's Mural

Girdwood Community Mural – Created by the Children’s Fine Arts Camp and located at the Children’s Park in town center.

Trail Lakes Hatchery Visitor Center – A new interpretive video system showcases films related to hatchery operations and the importance of sustainable salmon populations in the Cook Inlet Region, enabling self-guided tours of the hatchery.

Moose Pass Library Exhibit – Housed in the newly remodeled library (previously the Moose Pass Fire Station), 5 interpretive panels tell the story of this small town. Originally a kids’ history assignment, this project grew to include conversation with the entire community. Hundreds of photos were shared and compiled into a digital slide presentation available at the exhibit.

 

Alaska Aviation Mural in Seward– A tribute to pioneer and aviation enthusiast Pat Williams, this new mural highlights historical aviation events of Seward. Created by artist Jennifer Headtke and the Seward Mural Society, it is located on the wall of 5th Ave Fitness, across from Seward City Hall.

City of Seward Waterfront Park – Seven new interpretive signs line this handicap-accessible, paved trail and educate visitors about diverse themes, including: The Founding of Seward, Railroad Days, Fishing Industry, Marine Mammals, Salmon Cycle, Tides, Birds, Mount Alice, and the 1964 Earthquake.


Iditarod Mile 1.5 Mural in Seward, Alaska

Seward Iditarod Mural – created by artist Jason Leslie as a colorful tribute to sled dog culture and the National Historic Iditarod Trail, located on the Seavey Ididaride building.

There’s More!

In addition to all these new interpretive signs, murals and monuments there are several museums worth checking out as well including:

Check Out the KMTA Historical Videos

A few years ago, with the help of a KMTA grant, some students created some historical videos about the KMTA Corridor area. Even if you have lived in Alaska your whole life I bet there will be something you learn! Check them out here.

Download the Alaska App

You can also download the Alaska App to your phone. Included on the app are KMTA Audio Guides! Once you have downloaded the app select Guidebook>Audio Guides>KMTA National Heritage Area Guide. In addition to the audio guides the Alaska App has all sorts to offer as you plan your trips around our great state!  Enjoy!

Inaugural Mineshaft Grinder Race on August 17th

April 30, 2019

Results are in!

Congratulations to all our racers for braving the heat and dust and making Saturday a blast. We’re happy to share results. Please contact Lia Slemons (liaslemons@kmtacorridor.org) if you have any questions/corrections. Note that the race distances are merely accurate to gold rush standards (e.g. 4 is ~4.8 miles).

Thanks again to our sponsors: Jaffa Construction, Turnagain Kayak & Coffeehouse, Glacier Jetski Adventures, the Seaview Cafe, Chain Reaction Cycles, Alyeska Resort, Alpine Air, and venue hosts Hope School and Creekbend Cafe.

Thanks our volunteers, including KMTA Board members and Hope EMS, who helped make our inaugural event happen. Thank you for coming out to race! We’ll celebrate and learn from this year to make next year better yet- and hope to see you there.

The Mineshaft Grinder Race

On August 17th, KMTA will celebrate the mining history in Hope, AK by encouraging racers up Palmer Creek Road in the inaugural Mineshaft Grinder. Participants will chose between biking or running in the Gold, Silver, or Quartz Grinders.

  • Gold Grinder:  an uphill-only bike race for riders to grind up ~1900’  over 11 miles. At the end of Palmer Creek Road, riders may opt to “work their claim” for raffle prizes by hauling a bucket of rocks (just like the old days!) a short distance along the roadway before finishing.
  • Silver Grinder: an out-and-back road race. Runners will race Palmer Creek Road to the top of the switchbacks to complete an 8 mile run with ~1,200′ gain
  • Quartz Grinder: a shorter out-and-back road race down Palmer Creek Road, 4 miles and ~300′ gain

Mineshaft Grinder Race Options

  • Gold (11 mile) Grinder Bike: $50 adults, youth contact the race director for entry. Start: 10:00 AM
  • Quartz (8 mile) and Silver (4 mile) Grinder Runs: $35 adults, $15 youth. Start: 10:30 AM

Other Good Info to Know

  • Bib pickup will include a helmet (for cyclists) and safety check at Hope School from 9-10:15 am.
  • Parking is limited, please carpool if possible.
  • Palmer Creek Road will remain open to vehicle traffic throughout the day and racers are required to follow the rules of the road.
  • Spectators are encouraged to bike or hike to cheer on their friends.
  • All races start at Hope School for a safer transition to Palmer Creek Road.
  • We will celebrate winners, door prizes, and August in Hope at race sponsor Creekbend Café at 1 pm.

Fundraiser for Hope School and the KMTA NHA

Race proceeds will benefit our partner Hope School and the community heritage programs of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area.

Thank you to our sponsors: more fun and greater impact!

Turnagain Kayak & Coffeehouse is a Hope-based paddlesport education company that offers kayak rental and classes and coffee. They are helping make this event happen financially, logistically, and with a little java jolt.

Jaffa Construction stepped forward as an early key sponsor to support the race. Jaffa is a premier power plant service company with offices in Seward, Fairbanks, and Moose Pass. Jaffa Construction is a family-owned business with deep community service roots.

Alyeska Resort is providing bike passes to their thrilling bike park, which is the only lift-accessed downhill system in Alaska, as raffle prizes.

Glacier Jet Ski Adventures, the original jet ski tour operator in Prince William Sound is offering a jet ski tour as a raffle prize.

Chain Reaction Cycles of Anchorage will help keep you riding smoothly and safely with their raffle contributions and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

The Creekbend Company is graciously hosting the outdoor awards celebration, and will be following up that night with music from the Super Saturated Sugar Strings.

The Seaview is offering dinner gift certificates for raffle winners, a great reward to extend your day in Hope.

Alpine Air Alaska is offering a 1-hour flightseeing trip for two.

Lael Wilcox rides the Palmer Creek Road August 8, 2017, in Hope, Alaska. (Rugile Kaladyte)

Race Sign Up

To sign up for the race click here.  

Not racing… please volunteer instead!

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Course Staging and Support (9 AM-1:30 PM)
  • Awards and Cleanup (1 PM-3 PM)

To volunteer please click here.

Questions?

Have questions email Lia Slemons at liaslemons@kmtacorridor.org.

The Why Behind the Mineshaft Grinder

August in Palmer Creek Valley is a special time, when fireweed is in full bloom and alpine ridges may sport sun or snow. In August of 1911, John Hirshey staked four claims at the head of Palmer Creek. Gold sparkled throughout one of the quartz veins in the August light. Hirshey pulled together the finances to build and operate a stamp mill at the mine, which he named Lucky Strike. Lucky Strike was not a one-season wonder. Hirshey’s operation became the most consistent lode gold producer of the Kenai Peninsula.

Hirshey Mine Circa Early 20th Century Photo provided by Hope-Sunrise Historical Society

Palmer Creek Circa Early 20th Century Photo provided by Hope-Sunrise Historical Society

 

This race is under permit Chugach National Forest.

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Alaskan Children Enjoyed Seeing a Book Set in Their State!

April 22, 2019

Author and Illustrator Led Book Readings

Children gathered in Seward and Portage for author led readings of Hello Water! on April 12 and 13. While author Taylor Hoku Hayden read about the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area, illustrator Molly Trainor drew a collage of pictures including some Beluga whales, Captain James Cook’s ship the Resolution and the Moose Pass water wheel. The kids were delighted to interact with Hayden’s questions which were peppered throughout the reading. They also enjoyed coloring Hello, Water! coloring sheets and decorating bookmarks with snowflake stamps and stickers.

First KMTA Picture Book

Hello, Water! is the first picture book in the lineup of KMTA National Heritage Area’s publications. With lively text and vivid illustrations, the book demonstrates the changing features of water as it appears across the landscape of Alaska. From raindrops to rivers and snowflakes to glaciers, Water is surprised to learn all the many forms it can take through the seasons. Hello, Water! is a story of discovery and transformation as Water changes along its journey through the National Heritage Area.

Each illustration features three characters – Water, Raven, and an iconic Alaska bush plane.  Included is a kid-friendly map of KMTA. Many of the illustrations are in recognizable locations within the National Heritage Area.

Want a Copy for the Children in your Lives?

Click here to order a copy of Hello, Water!  Coloring sheets are also available for download here.

Thank You to our Hosts!

Thank you to the Seward Community Library & Museum and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for hosting the events. Without their generosity neither of events would have been possible.

KMTA Goes to Washington DC and How You Can Support HR 1049

April 20, 2019

Jessica Szelag, Executive Director of KMTA, in Washington D.C.

 KMTA’s Executive Director and Board Vice President Go to Washington

This past February, KMTA NHA joined other National Heritage Areas in Washington DC for the Alliance for National Heritage Area’s (ANHA) Annual Meeting. Bruce Jaffa, KMTA Vice-President, and Jessica Szelag, KTMA Executive Director met with Senator Dan Sullivan, Representative Don Young, and Senator Lisa Murkowski’s staff to share information about KMTA’s programs, community projects, and Strategic Sustainability Plan. The ANHA Annual Meeting also happened to coincide with passage of a significant Public Lands Package, which included authorization for six new National Heritage Areas! This brings the number of National Heritage Areas to 55 in the US, with KMTA established as #49 in 2009. Click Here to learn more about the new National Heritage Areas.

KMTA and ANHA are also working to support HR 1049 – The National Heritage Area Act of 2019, which will replace individual authorizations of NHAs with a national system of Heritage Areas as an integral part of the National Park Service. This bill, to be heard in the House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands next week will improve and sustain the important work of America’s NHAs for years to come.

What can you do to help support KMTA and HR 1049?

Step 1: Download this sample support letter.

Step 2: Customize it with your information: put it on letterhead if you have it, fill in the blanks appropriately, include an example or two of how KMTA has had an impact in your community

Step 3: Email this letter to Henry.Wykowski@mail.house.gov, and copy Lily.Wang@mail.house.gov and Emily.Silverberg@mail.house.gov.

Step 4: Forward a copy of your email to jessicaszelag@kmtacorridor.org. Having an easily accessible file of these letters will help us make our case for program legislation.

Thank You

In the 10 years that we’ve been in existence, we’ve granted almost 1.3 million dollars, which has in-turn generated over $2 million dollars in in-kind volunteer match. We love all the community-based projects that come into existence as a result of the National Heritage Area grants. We appreciate your support of HR 1049.

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Congratulations to the Latest Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area Grant Recipients!

April 19, 2019

During the KMTA CCA Board Meeting in early April, 10 community grants were awarded for a total of $62,562 in funding. These projects will leverage over $80,000 in community investment.

Congratulations to:

  • Girdwood Bear Aware – Awarded $2,050 to create publications that raise awareness and educate community members and visitors about how to live and recreate responsibly in bear country.
  • Girdwood Children’s Fine Art Camp Girdwood A Sense of Place and Time project was awarded $3,670 for student artists to produce a 16-month calendar depicting landmarks, historical features, and the nature of Glacier Valley.
  • Four Valleys Community School – Awarded $4,291 to support Summer Adventure and Educational Camps for the youth of Girdwood, Bird, Indian, and Portage.
  • Girdwood Parks & Rec – Awarded $4,920 for the purchase of tools and equipment to maintain and map local trails.
  • Moose Pass Chamber of CommerceDiscover the Story of Moose Pass Publication was awarded $10,014 for the first phase of manufacturing this new book focused on the history of Moose Pass.
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Nature’s Challenges of Portage, Alaska interpretive sign project was awarded $1,072 to update AWCC’s current earthquake exhibit.
  • City of Seward Museum – Awarded $979 to upgrade the historic Iditarod exhibit in the Seward Museum.
  • Beluga Whale Alliance – Awarded $9,859 for the Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Citizen Science and Interpretation Program which will collect scientific sightings data and provide educational programming for locals and visitors.
  • Hope and Sunrise Historical Society – Awarded $11,500 to restore the interior of the Hope Guard Station, which was decommissioned by the US Forest Service last year.
  • Alaska State Parks, Division of Interpretation and Education – The Video Trail Guides & Interpretation Panel project was awarded $14,207 to produce an educational video and panel for trail-users in the northern region of the National Heritage Area.

Thank you to all who submitted an application:

There were many applications for local community projects within the heritage area for this past grant period, and while we wish that all projects recognizing and promoting the historic, scenic, and natural resources of the corridor could be funded, the KMTA grant program is competitive.

Next Granting Cycle:

The next grant application cycle will open in August. The KMTA CCA Board will meet in September to determine the Fall recipients.

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Save the Date! Mineshaft Grinder Bike and Run Race – Saturday, August 17 in Hope, Alaska

Lael Wilcox rides the Palmer Creek Road August 8, 2017, in Hope, Alaska. (Rugile Kaladyte)

Join us in Hope for a run or bike race with a story!

The Mineshaft Grinder celebrates the diligent and desperate prospectors who settled Hope and Sunrise and laid a road up the glacial Palmer Creek Valley where they dug mineshafts into the rocky ridges following veins of gold and silver.

Racers will start at the Hope School and choose between foot power for the 4- and 8- mile out-and-back Quartz and Silver Grinder or pedal power to grind up the gravel to the end of Palmer Creek Road, 11 miles of uphill in the Gold Grinder. There, racers can haul rocks in to earn some pay dirt in the form of a time deduction. Enjoy a scenic, social cycle down and join the awards and after party at the Creekbend Cafe.

Mineshaft Grinder Race Options

  • Quartz and Silver Grinders (Running): $35 adults, $15 youth. Start: 10:30 AM
  • Gold Grinder (Biking): $50 adults, youth contact the race director for entry. Start: 10:00 AM

Fundraiser for Hope School and the KMTA NHA

Race proceeds will benefit our partner Hope School and the community heritage programs of the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area.

Questions?

Have questions email Lia Slemons at liaslemons@kmtacorridor.org. To sign up for the race click here.

This race is under permit Chugach National Forest.

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Hello, Water! Coloring Sheets for the Kiddos

April 17, 2019

Hello, Water! Book and Coloring Sheets

What’s cooler than an awesome picture book? Coloring sheets that go with it! You can now download four coloring sheets that match some of the scenes of the Hello, Water! picture book. Feel free to download as many times as you want and share with whomever you want. The links are below. Also, Hello, Water! is available for purchase, just click here.

Coloring sheet downloads:

http://www.kmtacorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hello_Water_Bears.pdf

http://www.kmtacorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hello_Water_Glaciers.pdf

http://www.kmtacorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hello_Water_Raven.pdf

http://www.kmtacorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Hello_Water_Salmon.pdf

 

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KMTA Seeking Proposals for Rebranding and Website Design and Development

April 15, 2019

REQUEST FOR FOR REBRANDING AND WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

INVITATION

The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA) is seeking proposals from qualified firms for rebranding and website development consulting services in accordance with the Scope of Work specified in this RFP.

Interested and qualified organizations are invited to submit proposals, which will be accepted until May 3, 2019 by 5 p.m. (Alaska Time). Proposals must be received by this deadline to the following:

Proposals should be addressed to:

Karen Lewis

Marketing & Communications Manager

karenlewis@kmtacorridor.org.

 

QUESTIONS

Questions may be submitted via email to Karen Lewis at the email listed above no later than 5 p.m. (Alaska Time) on April 26, 2019.

RFP SCHEDULE

Activity: Date:
RFP Available for Download on KMTA Website Monday, April 15, 2019
Deadline to Submit Questions Regarding RFP Friday, April 26, 2019
RFP Responses Due Friday, May 3, 2019
Selection of Strategic Partner Friday, May 17, 2019
Relationship Effective Date As soon as contract is signed.

 

The full RFP for Rebranding and Website Design and Development can be found here: http://www.kmtacorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/RFP_Rebrand_Website_KMTA_CCA_04_2019.pdf