Welcome to KWF
The Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the health of the watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. KWF is recognized as the regional watershed organization of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, successfully identifying and addressing the needs of the region by providing high quality EDUCATION, RESTORATION, and RESEARCH programs.
Our mission is “working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula”. KWF is a dynamic and maturing organization that is poised to serve the Kenai Peninsula and the State of Alaska with increasing effectiveness in the near and distant future.
What's New at KWF...
KWF Holiday Open House
Wednesday • Dec. 11 • 4pm to 7pm
ALASKA CERTIFIED EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL LEAD
(AK-CESCL) STORM WATER TRAINING PROGRAM
This AK-CESCL training explains the erosion process and how to obtain and comply with the EPA NPDES Construction General Permit. NPDES compliance is required for all projects that disturb a total of one acre or more of soil, and a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead-trained person is required on all USACE and ADOT&PF projects as of January 1, 2008. The course will describe the key elements of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and provide detailed instructions on how to maintain a SWPPP, and select, install and maintain stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). This AK-CESCL class also meets requirements for recertification.
Who should attend? Anyone working on Alaska DOT roads, commercial and residential builders, project engineers, natural resource managers and anyone responsible for creating, maintaining or evaluating a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.
Stream Watch announces expansion of Award Winning Program
Trained Stream Watch volunteers have been protecting the Russian River and upper Kenai River for over 15 years resulting in a more sustainable fishery. The program has become so effective it is now expanding down to the lower Kenai River. (Stream Watch is a volunteer driven river protection program. Volunteers are provided all of the training and supplies, including volunteer campsites, to make a difference by sharing river protection information and by completing hands-on projects. There are opportunities for everyone!)
Anchor River Restoration 2011 - Video of project
KWF Highlight Video
The Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership (KPFHP) was approved as a recognized Fish Habitat Partnership at a meeting of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan Board on Friday January 15, 2010. KPFHP becomes the 15th regional partnership in the U. S. and represents the 3rd such partnership in Alaska. These partnerships, developed concurrently with the National Fish Habitat Plan, are designed to raise awareness of fish initiatives, assign priorities, and generate annual congressional support to improve aquatic habitat.
KWF is a partner and played a major role in the development of this group. Learn more.