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New marine service center
By Beverly Anderson


January 14, 2006

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) is proud to support the City of Wrangell's application for a permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers to build a new marine service center. In 1995 SEACC testified at a Congressional hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that we supported a proposal from the City of Wrangell to develop a boat haul-out facility as a part of a long-term economic development strategy. We continue to believe in the value of this project today.

SEACC is a coalition of 18 member groups in 14 communities throughout Southeast Alaska. The Wrangell Resource Council is one of these groups, and is made up of residents of Wrangell Island with livelihoods that range from commercial fishing and small timber mill operators to local businesspeople and health care providers. SEACC believes that ecological health should be the foundation for economic policy in Southeast Alaska, and that place-based economic development strategies are a key component of our region s ecological and economic stability.

Wrangell will create new jobs and new economic opportunities with this realistic and appropriate economic development project. Over ten years in the making, this marine center will increase the economic diversity of Wrangell, keeping it a livable, viable community.

Beverly Anderson
Business and Community Organizer
Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC)
Juneau, AK - USA


About: Beverly Anderson is the Business and Community Organizer of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC).




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