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Newsletter for Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Salutes Volunteers IN THIS ISSUE: Potato Patch Grows Take a Hike! Nature Trail Improved Volunteer Land Monitoring Program Launched Victor Holm Historic Artifact Collection Grace Ridge and the Blueberry Pancakes Planning for Perpetuity

Director’s Column



hen a land trusts signs its 25th conservation easement, it reaches an organizational tipping point where changes are necessary to accommodate its increased size and perpetual responsibilities. We signed our 25th conservation easement with the Holmes property last winter, and we are thinking strategically about our future. Part of our strategy is to ask our supporters to consider what role they might play to help us with our increasingly complex land protection projects. Volunteers are vital to Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. They serve on our Board of Directors and various committees; they help out in the office and the field. They share their time, ideas, energy, passion, and skills to help us function as a professional land conservation organization, and they make our organization stronger by deepening our roots in the community. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is committed to training a volunteer base to bring our mission to more parts of our community. As you will see in this issue of Landmarks, we have implemented a new volunteer land monitoring program for properties that we own for conservation. We are also enjoying increased volunteer participation around the office and on special outdoor projects. Many thanks to all those who are lending a hand! Last spring KHLT board president Dotti Harness suggested that we host van tours of our local properties as part of a volunteer committee training program and as a community outreach project. During three

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van tours this summer, people interested in what we do spent two hours learning more about KHLT and putting their feet on some of the land we protect. We believe that the best way for people to understand what we do is to get out onto the land with us. Next year we will again host van tours of our properties, and I encourage you to participate in one. Many people have been pleasantly surprised by the number and types of properties we have protected, and you might be too. Come along for the ride, and consider your personal role in the stewardship of our conservation resources. Most of our volunteers are also financial supporters of KHLT. When KHLT accepts responsibility for protecting the conservation values of a piece of property, we take on that responsibility in perpetuity. Perpetual conservation land stewardship requires not only dedication; it also requires the financial resources to support monitoring and other stewardship activities. Our annual appeal is underway, seeking matching funds for our 2010 grant from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program. This grant supports our work to protect Kenai Peninsula land with particular significance as fish and wildlife habitat, such as wetlands and riparian lands. The grant stipulates that we must raise matching funds, and we need individual support to achieve that end. You can help KHLT meet the match and move forward, preserving more of the land that will provide future generations the same incredible outdoors opportunities that we enjoy today. With your help, we can protect more land forever important to our Kenai Peninsula fish and wildlife, and the communities that depend on their healthy preservation. 

Marie McCarty Executive Director For more information about our 2010 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program grant, please visit our website at:

Dotti Harness-Foster, President John Mouw, Vice President Larsen Klingel, Treasurer Scott Connelly, Secretary Marian Beck Rachel Lord Sam Means Jessica Ryan Shirley Schollenberg

KHLT Staff Marie McCarty, Executive Director Dorothy Melambianakis, Conservation Director Nina Daley, Development Assistant Sheryl Ohlsen, Accounting Manager

KHLT Contact Information Kachemak Heritage Land Trust 315 Klondike Avenue Homer, AK 99603 (907) 235-5263 | (907) 235-1503 (fax)

Credits Cover Photo | KHLT staff Layout Design | Debi Bodett







On the Cover


A September day along Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s renovated Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail.



Summer Interns Learn as they Work

Potato Pantry Patch Keeps on Growing



Alyssa Murphy came to KHLT via a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with assistance of the Alaska Conservation Foundation, to help the Alyssa Murphy with Conservation Director with land Conservation Director and easement management Dorothy Melambianakis on the Starr property tasks both in the field and office. She took the lead in creating the management plan for the Starr Property, 55 acres of conservation land owned by KHLT along the Anchor River. Alyssa’s organizational and planning abilities, knack for asking great questions, and skills in mapping and writing were not all the benefits that KHLT gained as part of her internship - her contagious, vivacious enthusiasm for life was a pleasure to have around.

Lance Williamson of Bobcat Services donated a portion of his time to do heavy tilling of the new food-growing area. Shirley Schollenberg donated hay for mulch, Neil and Kyra Wagner again contributed seed potatoes, and Jim Van Os again donated compost. Steve Dean, Nadya Klingel, and Vicki Lowe joined Lyn Maslow and her enthusiastic students from West Homer Elementary as they tilled, composted and planted potatoes and carrots last spring, and the students dubbed it the “Popular Pantry Potatoes” patch with a large green sign.

ith a busy summer field season behind us, KHLT would like to thank our two amazing summer interns for all their hard work and assistance over the past several months.

Anna Meredith began volunteering with KHLT last spring, eager to learn about all aspects of how KHLT runs as an organization as well as to assist with the land and easement monitoring programs. The projects she worked Anna Meredith photo © KHLT staff on through the summer encompassed the full scope of the work KHLT does, including monitoring conservation easements and fee owned properties, helping on the Calvin and Coyle trail reconstruction, tending the KHLT community garden, and working with historian Janet Klein to complete the Victor Holm Cultural Resources Inventory. Anna’s skills, flexibility, and amazing generosity with her volunteered time were a huge bonus for us. By offering internships and volunteer opportunities, KHLT is working on increasing our capacity to fulfill our mission now and into the future. Thank you, Anna and Alyssa, for offering your time, energy, and experience to help grow KHLT! 

n response to last year’s success and accolades, this spring we doubled the portion of the KHLT Community Garden used to grow produce for the Homer Food Pantry. The expanded garden project was made possible in part through funding from the Homer Foundation. Most of the work from preparation to harvest was accomplished through volunteer efforts.

Kids ham it up with their potato haul for the food pantry

photo © KHLT

Despite endless summer rains, students and parents from West Homer Elementary harvested about 300 pounds of potatoes in late September. The carrots struggled in the soggy soil and didn’t produce. The weeds, of course, thrived. Many thanks to all who participated in the garden maintenance this summer. Ingrid Haarald and her Youth Conservation Corps crew of Colton Willoughby and Emily Schmidt weeded a huge section of the garden, Jenny Edwards beat back the ever present hemp nettle, and Jessica Ryan orchestrated the garden project with Lyn Maslow. Thank you also to Rowan Mulvey and to the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies volunteer high school intern, Michael DeMaura, for weeding. To those of you who weeded when we weren’t looking, a huge thank you to you too! 




Take a hike!

Nature Trail Upgrades Near Completion


ocated within the Homer city limits, Calvin & Coyle Woodland Park provides an important buffer between residential development along East End Rd. and the state-designated Homer Airport Critical Habitat Area including the Beluga wetlands. Situated on property owned by Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, the park provides habitat for numerous species of birds and mammals, and a trail for non-motorized use. The original popular nature trail with interpretive signs was compromised by an extensive spruce bark beetle infestation in the late 1990s that resulted in significant tree death and windfall, and use of the trail declined. Work on a substantial trail redevelopment project began in July 2009, with an entirely new trail section including two-plank boardwalk in wet areas and footbridges at creek crossings. Funding for contract work by Homer Soil & Water Conservation District was greatly supplemented by volunteer efforts, as reported in the Landmarks Fall 2009 issue. Upgrades to new and previously existing portions of the trail continued this summer, with more two-plank boardwalk to keep feet dry and protect the underlying vegetation. Anna Meredith and her brother Joe contributed volunteer labor on the trail work. Long-time KHLT supporter Ed Murphy joined our ranks of volunteers, building a trailhead kiosk that will display a map, special trail alerts, and other information about the property and KHLT’s work. New interpretive signage for the nature trail is being developed and will be installed by next summer. Meanwhile, check out the renovated trailhead and parking area at the end of Mariner Drive, mile 1.1 East End Rd, and take a hike! 

upper left photo © KHLT staff lower left photo © Jim Ferguson 3

upper right photo © KHLT staff lower right photo © Jim Ferguson lower right photo © Jim Ferguson

Volunteer Land Monitoring Program Launched What do Jenny Coyle, Jim Ferguson, Michelle Michaud, Robert Ruffner, and Art Sowls have in common?


hey’ve all joined Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s volunteer land monitoring program. Launched in 2009, the new program provides critical support to our Stewardship program by extending the capacity of KHLT to visit properties under our care to make sure their conservation values remain intact. Each volunteer monitor has “adopted” a specific KHLT-owned parcel to monitor annually. The volunteers trained with our Conservation Director in the office, where monitoring protocols were reviewed. Each adopted property’s management plan was discussed, highlighting the particular conservation values of the parcel, followed by field orientation on the property. photo © KHLT staff

The monitors will visit their respective properties at least annually, taking photos and notes, and will complete specific reports. They will note any changes taking place over time and then inform staff so that we can address any concerns. We are excited about this program and look forward to expanding it to other properties owned by KHLT in the years to come. We are simultaneously benefiting from the many talents our volunteer monitors bring to these properties. In addition to their enthusiasm for participating in the program, some of our volunteer monitors have backgrounds in wildlife biology, birding, and fisheries. Jenny Coyle adopted our 28-acre Calvin and Coyle property located on the property adjacent to Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer. Jenny is the daughter-in-law of Agnes and Maury Coyle, two of the original donors of the property. Recently retired fisheries biologist Jim Ferguson adopted our 55-acre Starr property located five miles south of Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway, with the Anchor River running through it.

Birding enthusiast Michelle Michaud adopted KHLT’s 340-acre Commerford/Billberg/Morris wetland property in the Stariski Creek area. Robert Ruffner, Executive Director of the Kenai Watershed Forum, adopted our Kenai River parcels, which include an island in the river. Retired wildlife biologist Art Sowls adopted our 11-acre International Education Foundation property located off Skyline Drive on the Homer bluffs. Many thanks to these volunteers for the time and care they are giving to assist us in our important stewardship duties! 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer land monitor, please contact Dorothy at 235-5263, or



Victor Holm Artifact Collection

Narrative about artifacts of particular interest in interpreting Victor’s life along the Kasilof River by Janet Klein landscape photos © KHLT

Editor’s note: In December 1999, Kachemak Heritage Land Trust accepted donation of the 1.37-acre Victor Holm property, with the historically significant buildings on site, to maintain for its historic and cultural values. Since then the property has been the subject of several archaeological, architectural, and condition assessments, as well as a hands-on historic restoration workshop hosted by KHLT. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Local historian Janet Klein recently completed a definitive inventory of artifacts from the Victor Holm property, logging over 420 items, to determine the current condition and curatorial needs of the collection. Janet has 30 years of education and museum experience. She has worked at the Pratt Museum in Homer as a volunteer, a project researcher, and as Curator of Collections; at the Anchorage Museum as a Special Project Coordinator for three major exhibits; and has authored several books.



ictor Holm lived on the south bank of the Kasilof River for almost fifty years, from the late 1890s to 1944 when he left his home and cabin relatively intact and never returned. From his elevated homesite overlooking several great curves of the Kasilof River and an extensive wetland where sandhill cranes and waterfowl feed, he undoubtedly paid close attention to the ever-changing waters. Riverlife was in his blood and the ebb and flood took him to the cannery at the mouth of the Kasilof and on to Cook Inlet where he worked on a fish trap for many seasons and upriver to Tustumena Lake where he hunted and trapped. The river also brought fishermen, hunters, trappers, guides, and others to his bluff top home. Andrew Berg, big game guide and hunter, wrote that he “…started up river and just got out in a rain storm…got up to Victors cabin wet to the skin…stay all day at Victors on account of rain…” (Alaska’s No. 1 Guide: The History and Journals of Andrew Berg 1869-1939. Catherine Cassidy and Gary Titus, p. 79)

As the river flowed so did Victor’s life. A seasonal round of activities probably dictated much of what he did and where he worked. Objects in the collection represent many occupations or avocations such as personal and commercial fishing, hunting and trapping, dog mushing – dogs may have hauled gear for hunting, trapping, fishing, and logging activities; sewing and cobbling work, woodworking, blacksmithing, gold panning, additional outdoor activities such as skiing and skating, and gardening. Thus, most objects supporting the above activities are probably associated with Letter from home Victor.

Dog harness

Handmade snowshoes

photos © Catherine Cassidy

Reflecting his homelife are several letters from family members, newspapers with his address label, smoking paraphernalia, books and magazines, bottles, crocks, dishware, wash basin, clothespins, laundry plunger, wash board, and furniture. The selection of objects to keep was well-made in 1997. Most support his life and although it’s questionable if every single object was owned or used by Victor, the collection as a whole is historically significant and valuable. 

Hancrafted mukluks

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Pacific Northwest Preservation Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The research for this publication has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and through the assistance of the Office of History and Archaeology, Department of Natural Resources. However, the contents and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or the Department of Natural Resources. Funding for this project was also provided by American Seafoods Company.



Grace Ridge

and The $85 Pancakes by Jessica Ryan View to the west from Grace Ridge


eptember 11th, 8:30am, Homer Harbor. It’s an Indian summer morning – cool but calm and sunny, perfect weather for a trip across the bay to pick blueberries and hike Grace Ridge. I’m joining a group of folks who have signed up for this adventure as part of a Kachemak Heritage Land Trust fund-raising event. After I board the Torega, and hand over an $85 check to Captain Karl Stoltzfus for the trip, I settle in alongside my fellow passengers. Dale Chorman, our hike leader, introduces himself and we all follow suit. There’s Walt Wrede and his wife Mary; Alicia, her four-year-old daughter, husband, father-in-law, and sister-in-law. There’s a tall lanky Texan named Joseph, and Indira, wife to long-time local Tony Wheeler. And there’s a 50-something Homer-wanna-be named Denise. I eye the four-year-old and wonder just how fun she’ll be after six hours on the trail. The boat ride is smooth, with sea otters tipping back and forth on the swales like drift wood. Once across the bay we start up the trail, with Indira, Alicia, Mary and I pulling berry buckets from our packs. Dale sets a quick pace, and we snatch a few berries as we go. Dale points out various plants to us, and Mary is quickly deemed the mushroom expert. The poisonous amanitas are impressive, and Indira scores a couple of boletes which she pops into her berry bucket. It is quickly evident that the bears have beaten us to the berries. There are LOTS of berryfilled bear piles on the trail – fresh ones, and sorrowfully few berries to be had. Joseph, our chatty Texan and summer Homerite, is inquisitive and asks good questions about elevation and plant names, and Dale fields the questions while leading us ever higher. Pretty soon the view begins to open up. There’s McDonald Spit, a sprinkling of forested islands called the Herring Islands and the larger Yukon Island, and at one stop we are treated to a good peek into Sadie Cove sparkling below. Alicia and daughter Maggie May have fallen behind. Dale presses on and I fall back too, wondering if my knees will give me fits on the way back down as they sometimes do. Pretty soon I hear the sound of Santa’s reindeer and here come Alicia and Maggie May, bear bells jingling. Maggie May is in high spirits, and shows us what a monkey she is by climbing along 7

photo © Jessica Ryan

a fallen tree trunk. We compare berry levels in our buckets and both feel a little disappointed – the bottom of my container isn’t even covered yet. We move ever higher at Maggie May speed and discuss the merits of rain pants for such a trip – the morning dew is especially heavy and my jeans are soaked to the knees. Maggie May, being about hip-high on me is none too happy with her soaking wet sweat pants. The trees thin out, the view expands to include the Homer Spit and Mount Redoubt, and we’re above tree line! The weather could not be better. Ahead we hear voices, and on a rocky knoll set in the green and fall-reds of the tundra we catch up with the rest of the group and settle in for lunch. Soon after, the men all depart for a summit ahead, (it must be a guy thing) while Alicia, Maggie May, Indira, Mary and I attempt to make good on the berry haul we were all imagining when we signed up for this trip. Maggie May’s pink sweat pants dry on a rock as she trots around bare-legged in this good September sun, chattering happily. Maybe bringing a fouryear-old along wasn’t such a bad idea after all. On the way down we take our time and discover small patches of blueberries and a few salmonberries – enough to cook with. We concur that Indira has done the best, having enough for a pie or a couple batches of muffins. We joke that given the price of the trip it will be an $85 pie. The ride back on the boat is friendly and relaxed, but we leave the sun behind as we motor into a fog bank that will haunt Homer for the next week. The following morning I make $85 blueberry pancakes for my friend Hal and tell him about the trip. Will I sign up again next year? Absolutely! 

Jessica Ryan is a member of the volunteer KHLT Board of Directors. Bay Excursions owner and operator Karl Stoltzfus conducted this event as a fund-raiser for KHLT, with naturalist Dale Chorman volunteering his time and knowledge to lead the hike on Grace Ridge. Karl and Dale have teamed up for several such KHLT fundraising events over the years.

Trail Ride Benefits KHLT


or the fifth year running, volunteer KHLT board member Shirley Schollenberg organized and put on a special horseback trail ride in late June to raise money for KHLT. Shirley’s knowledge and experience with equestrian events has attracted riders from as far away as the Mat-su Valley to participate in the competitive trail ride and trials. KHLT sends a big “thank you” to Shirley and her helpers, who put a huge amount of planning and preparation into this highly successful fundraising event! 

More Ways to Give Now


id you know that there may be significant tax advantages to donating securities such as stocks to Kachemak Heritage Land Trust? A gift of appreciated securities held for more than one year offers a potential income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities donated, with no capital gains tax on the appreciated value. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust cannot offer personal tax advice. For specific tax advice about donating securities, please consult your attorney or qualified financial advisor. 

Planning for Perpetuity

W Spruce Grouse chick on conservation easement property

photo © Wild North Photography

Can You Host a Benefit Event? Can you offer a benefit event to raise funds for KHLT’s important conservation work on the Kenai Peninsula? If so, please contact Nina at 235-5263 or 

Thank You to Additional 2010 Volunteers


achemak Heritage Land Trust received valuable help this year from many generous volunteers besides those acknowledged in articles throughout this issue of Landmarks. Members of our Board of Directors help in many capacities, large and small and too numerous to list, beyond their regular board responsibilities. Donna Aderhold, Jim Ferguson, and Lynnda Kahn join board members on our Land & Easement Committee. Sue Christiansen, Shirley Fedora, Anne Nixon, Caroline Storm, and Dave and Marcia Trudgen volunteer on our new Development Committee. In addition, Alder Seaman and Rick Foster helped with the Whiskey Jacks fundraising event in May; Amanda Shapiro helped monitor a KHLT property while visiting in July; assistance with bulk mailings was provided by Anne Marie Holen, Janet Klein, Michelle Michaud, Caroline Storm, Charlie Welles, and Jack Wiles. Thank you also to Mike & Diane McBride for hosting a Foraker training session in May for KHLT staff, board, and committee members at their beautiful Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge. 

hile it may sound like a lofty ideal, planning for perpetuity is a realistic goal for many of us. With careful estate planning, you can meet your family’s financial needs while also creating a conservation legacy through Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. You can help ensure that future generations will enjoy places with special natural, recreational, or cultural values on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.


Wills and Bequests

A will enables you to designate all or a portion of your assets as gifts to charitable organizations such as Kachemak Heritage Land Trust. Apportionment can be made in several ways. Such gifts may include real estate or tangible personal property, cash, or other assets such as securities. For more information about including Kachemak Heritage Land Trust in a bequest, please see our Planned Giving web page at


Life Insurance and Retirement Plans

You can designate Kachemak Heritage Land Trust as the owner or beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan.


Tax Benefits

Planned giving involves important decisions that may be based on tax incentives as well as family considerations and your personal philanthropic goals. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is unable to offer tax or other legal advice. For more information about planned giving options, we strongly recommend that you consult your attorney and/or qualified financial advisor.




LANDMARK Circle Membership Donors

$100 + Level Please consider joining these friends at higher membership levels.

Their generous annual membership support at the one hundred dollar plus level allows KHLT to meet growing opportunities for land conservation. »» Donna Aderhold »» Alaska Rivers Company »» Alaska Timberframe Inc. »» Alderfer Group »» Susan Alexander & Carl Ramm »» Robert Archibald & Roberta Highland »» Chris & Maggi Arend »» Ed Bailey & Nina Faust »» Bay Excursions LLC »» Marian Beck »» William Bell & Mary Lou Kelsey »» Ed & Sara Berg »» Julia Bevins »» B. Frederica Billingslea »» Margi Blanding & Arthur Kettle »» Jim & Betty Branson »» Alan & Mary Brooks »» Deb Lowney & Ralph Broshes »» Sherman Burson & Linda Franklin »» William G. Campbell »» Catherine Cassidy & Erik Huebsch »» Sue Christiansen »» Susanna Colloredo-Mansfeld »» Diana Conway »» Agnes & Maurice Coyle »» Willie A. & M. Lorraine Davis »» Derry & Associates »» Nora Elliott »» Charles Evans & Nancy Lee-Evans »» Martha Jane Fair »» Will Files & Martha Ellen Anderson »» Billie Fischer »» Tamara Fletcher »» Mike & Diane Frank »» Bill & Dorothy Fry »» Allison & Malcolm Gaylord »» Nancy Gordon & Stephan Williams »» Mary Griswold »» Mari Anne & Maynard Gross 9

»» Karen & Rod Grove »» Andrew Haas & Terri Spigelmyer »» Mako Haggerty »» Frederica Hall »» Gerald & Lucy Hepler »» Bruce & Polly Hess »» Kirk Hoessle »» Home Run Oil »» Gabriela Husmann & Konrad Schaad »» Roger Imhoff & Peggy Pittman »» Chuck & Joan Jackson »» Jay-Brant General Contractors »» David Johnson »» Dorothy Kabisch »» Kachemak Bay Ferry, Inc. »» Elmer & Betsy Kanago »» Peggy Ellen & Rich Kleinleder »» Larsen Klingel »» Melvyn Strydom & Nadya Klingel »» Ken Landfield »» Anne Lanier »» William & Susan Larned »» Law Office of Daniel Westerburg »» Mary & Jack Lentfer »» Ned & Charlissa Magen »» James & Dianne Mahaffey »» Marine Services of AK, Inc. »» Sue Mauger & Mike Byerly »» Diane & Mike McBride »» Mike & Cathy McCarthy »» Marie McCarty & Steve Baird »» Martha McNeil »» Robert S Means »» Graydon & Lawrence Moss »» John & Rika Mouw »» Frank Mullen »» Marge Mullen »» Peggy Mullen »» Ed & Loraine Murphy

»» Mary Lynn Nation & Donald McKay »» Mike Navarre »» Clay & Jackie Norvell »» Robert Oates »» Jon & Nelda Osgood »» Roger & Marlene Pearson »» Barbara & Lance Petersen »» Jim & Susan Pfeiffenberger »» Joyce Robinette »» Don & Arlene Ronda »» Susan Ruddy »» Robert & Tara Ruffner »» Jessica Ryan »» Jean A. Ryland »» Michael Saxton »» Shirley Schollenberg »» David & Beth Schroer »» Paul & Tina Seaton »» Jeanie Sherwood »» Marilyn Sigman »» Hal Smith & Susan McLane »» Tobben & Tania Spurkland »» Jim Stratton & Colleen Burgh »» Hulkia Strydom & Julia Park Howard »» Jenny Edwards & Dave Stutzer »» Clem Tillion »» Randall Wiest & Giulia Tortora »» Don & Julia Triplehorn »» Jana Vanderbrink »» Neil & Kyra Wagner »» Bob Shavelson & Miranda Weiss »» Charles E. Welles »» Stewart & Gloria White »» Bill & Jane Wiebe »» Laura Sievert & Curt Wilcox »» Walt Wrede & Mary McBurney »» Masami Yoshioka

Thank you for your continued generous support!

Thank You to our Valued Business Members »» Alaska Rivers Company »» Alaska Timberframe Inc. »» Alaska Wildland Adventures, Inc. »» Alderfer Group »» Bay Excursions LLC »» Bay Realty Inc. »» F/V Kelsey »» Best Western Bidarka Inn »» Breeze Inn Hotel »» Chihuly’s Charters »» Derry & Associates »» Era Aviation »» Gwartney Rentals »» Haas and Spigelmyer »» Home Run Oil »» Homer Air Service »» Homer Real Estate »» Homer Veterinary Clinic »» Homer’s Jeans »» Jay-Brant General Contractors »» Kachemak Bay Ferry, Inc. »» Kachemak Country Publications »» Latitude 59 »» Law Office of Daniel Westerburg »» Loopy Lupine Distribution LLC »» Major Marine Tours »» Marine Services of AK, Inc. »» Moose Run Metalsmiths »» Organic Hair Design »» Preventive Dental Services »» Seaman’s Adventures »» Sundog Consultants »» The Saltry »» Wild North Photography »» Wilderness Garden Day Spa

Project Funders The work of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust would not be possible without the support of major funders who share our conservation ethic and vision. Kachemak Heritage Land Trust has been awarded grants from numerous generous foundations, as well as federal and state agencies and corporate funders.

Thank you to our most recent and current funders: »» Alaska State Historic Preservation Office »» American Seafoods Company »» City of Homer, through the Homer Foundation »» ConocoPhillips »» Land Trust Alliance »» National Trust for Historic Preservation »» Pacific Coast Joint Venture »» Rasmuson Foundation »» The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County »» The Homer Foundation »» The Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. »» The Webb Family Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation »» True North Foundation »» U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program »» Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program



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Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Ninth Annual Auction Knock the dust off grandpa’s old top hat. Drape Aunt Suzie’s feather boa across your shoulders. It’s time for the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Annual Auction! This year the theme is IN PERPETUITY AND BEYOND – hanging on to what you value. For you it may be your grandmother’s long white gloves, or the beaded purse your mom carried to church. Maybe it’s an oil-skin jacket you bought in Australia when you traveled there in the 70’s. Whatever it is, bring it out and give it a night on the town! For Kachemak Heritage Land Trust it’s all about setting aside land in perpetuity, so our kids and their kids can hike and fish on property that belongs to all of us - thanks to the wisdom and generosity of people like you!


Saturday, November 20 6pm – 10pm

Where: Wasabi’s

Mile 4.5 East End Rd


Gourmet Appetizers & Delectable Desserts Live and Silent Auctions with Gary Thomas An Evening of Fun with Great Company



$50 per person Includes Two Glasses of Wine Reservations and Information: KHLT, 235-5263 Homer Semi-Formal Wear something passed on to you or the oldest clothing you treasure!

Fall/Winter 2010 KHLT Newsletter • Homer, Alaska  
Fall/Winter 2010 KHLT Newsletter • Homer, Alaska  

Fall/Winter 2010 KHLT Newsletter • Homer, Alaska