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January 21 2012

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Applications are being accepted for volunteer positions on the Ketchikan State Parks Citizen Advisory Board. The board advises state park staff on a variety of issues effecting the management of state parks in the Ketchikan area. The board promotes the protection of the resources in the park areas and sites; including scenery, vegetation, wildlife, waters, historic & cultural features, wilderness character and outdoor recreational opportunities in Totem Bight State Historical Park, Settler's Cove State Recreation Site, Refuge Cove State Recreation Site, Grindall Island Public Use Cabin-State Marine Park, Black Sands Beach & Blank Islands State Marine Park and other state marine parks in the Ketchikan Area.

The board is comprised of nine members selected to represent the broad spectrum of public interests involved with or affected by the area parks. The nomination process is designed to ensure that no single viewpoint dominates the board. In addition, the bylaws call upon each board member to represent the broad public interest rather than advocate on behalf of one specific group.

Monthly meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May beginning at 5 p.m. at Ketchikan Public Utilities conference room on Tongass Ave. Members of the board are expected to occasionally serve on board-appointed committees, in addition to attending the monthly board meetings. Committee meetings are scheduled by the committee chairs and vary in frequency depending upon project needs and deadlines.

Board members serve for three years and terms are staggered. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012.

For more information or to obtain an application, email District Park Ranger Mary Kowalczyk ( or call 247-8574. An application form can also be downloaded from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' website.


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