Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area Master Plan
Great Land Trust and the Municipality of Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the Anchorage Park Foundation are developing a master plan for the Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area.
Campbell Creek Estuary Natural Area is on the coast along Campbell Creek just downstream of Campbell Lake. The property contains significant wildlife habitat, sensitive wetlands and is protected by a conservation easement. There is funding to construct a small parking area, a trailhead, and natural trails on the property. The Municipality is seeking public input on the nature and location of these improvements.
Please click on the links below for more information about this exciting project.
Parks & Recreation is currently planning construction of several improvements to provide public access to the natural area. Improvements include a parking lot, educational kiosks and trail development. Stay tuned for updates on construction-related activies.
- Land clearing for the 10-space parking lot area began the week of March 18th in order to avoid disturbance of the upcoming bird nesting season.
- An invitation to bid for construction of the parking lot and amenities was advertised on April 5th. Construction of the parking lot and amenities is targeted for May with most of the parking lot construction to be complete by mid July. The installment of some of the amenities may extend into August due to the lead time necessary to procure materials.
- The parking lot and amenities construction project has been awarded to Alaska Excavating, LLC. They will begin construction upon approval of Municipal permits.
- Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) will be spending the weeks of July 22nd and 29th at the natural area developing the trail system according to the Master Plan.
- GLT and Parks & Recreation are working together to develop an RFP for the design and construction of the 3 outlooks and perimeter "rustic" fence. Construction is TBD.
Master Plan adopted by Planning and Zoning Commission
The Master Plan was adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, December 10th.
Recent Articles on CCENA:
Alaska Dispatch, 12/15/12