The Trail Ahead to 2018

Morning ski on ArchangelThe month of November sure flew by and it is getting busy as we near the holidays and the end of the year.

I hope you had a chance to #OptOutside on the Friday after Thanksgiving. My wife and I enjoyed one of our local trails that day, and watched the sun continue to creep down the mountainside. We stood in our tracks, an impatient dog at our feet, and marveled at the beautiful landscape. Well, until the -3 temperatures prodded us along to warm up our fingers and toes. We are thankful for having these opportunities in our “backyard,” as many of us are fond of saying, and to have enjoyed a great day together.

As I skied along the trail I thought about the upcoming year. One of our objectives for the coming year is to get your input into our Trails and Parks Master Plan. We are gathering input from our partners and you, our trail advocates, for trail and park priorities as we look forward for the next five years.

Take a moment and imagine your vision for an integrated network of trails and parks. Are you traversing ridge lines between huts, biking from Palmer to Talkeetna, or jumping onto a trail system from your favorite community park with your kids?

Tells us what you think through a survey. Thank you for your input!

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While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

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