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Scoop the Poop Day! April 22, 2023

On April 22, dedicated pooper scoopers descended on local dog parks and trails for a good spring cleaning. AWC provided cleanup supplies at University Lake and Connors Bog.


39th Annual Creek Cleanup  May 12 through 21, 2023  

This year, Creek Cleanup ran for 10 days in May. About 500 volunteers hit all of the Anchorage bowl's creeks and lakes to remove countless tons of debris.  Thanks to everyone!

Flotilla Cleanup May 20, 2023

The second annual paddler event that focuses on removing trash from lakes and lagoons was held May 20.    Sponsored by AWC, Anchorage Parks and Recreation, the Anchorage Park Foundation, and Team Orange, its goal is to focus on cleaning up those hard-to-reach places in lakes and Westchester Lagoon.  

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Westchester Lagoon Viewing Platform Ribbon Cutting & Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act - August 23, 2022

A celebration of the official opening of the new bird viewing platform at the Westchester Lagoon Waterfowl Sanctuary was on August 23, 2022.  There were brief remarks about this new addition along with a celebration of the Clean Water Act's 50th anniversary.  It was followed by a ribbon cutting from AWC Board President Isaac Watkins and Todd Heyworth who designed the drawings. 



Westchester Lagoon Viewing Platform Groundbreaking - July 7, 2022

The Anchorage Waterways Council celebrated the groundbreaking on its latest project--the Westchester Lagoon Viewing Platform on a sunny July 7.  In attendance were board members and staff of the Anchorage Waterways Council and the Anchorage Park Foundation as well as the YEP (Youth Employment in Parks) crew that undertook the transformation.  This short video celebrates the event.

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