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...
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.
$350 Registration includes:
• All course materials and fees
• Light breakfast, snacks and lunch both days
• Certification of completion
Class size is limited to 40 participants; please register in advance.
Stream Watch Internship - Now Accepting Applications!
Stream Watch Intern
Paid Seasonal, Temporary Internship
Kenai Watershed Forum * Soldotna, Alaska area
This internship provides an opportunity to learn about ecological restoration efforts while facilitating environmental education on the Kenai Peninsula through the Stream Watch volunteer program. Stream Watch was founded in 1994 and continues to be an important presence on local rivers. Through peer-to-peer education Stream Watch volunteers are trained to share information on fishing regulations, bear safety and river protection at popular fishing sites on the Kenai Peninsula.
The Stream Watch Intern will have the opportunity to develop and implement river protection projects via volunteers, train and support volunteers and educate the public while enjoying the scenic beauty of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.
Visit www.alaskaconservation.org/internships for more information
Stream Watch celebrates 20 years of Making a Difference!
Since 1994, trained Stream Watch volunteers from all walks of life have been working together to protect Kenai Peninsula Rivers. The volunteer driven river protection and education program provides all of the training and supplies, including volunteer campsites, so that individuals, businesses and groups can make a difference. Celebrate with us this year and volunteer your time to leave a lasting, positive impact!
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.