Meehan clarifies that he is actually responsible for maintaining the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
and wouldn't normally perform a project in a municipal park, but the bottom of the bluff is in the refuge and "whatever erodes out of the park ends up in the refuge I manage." He says the project was funded years ago by the Alaska Legislature, but he hasn't actually needed to use all of the funds allocated due to the generosity of Anchorage businesses donating equipment and personnel.
The endangered Cook Inlet beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas, frequents the waters of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (ACWR) and has often been seen by observant local residents feeding near the Campbell Creek estuary (Carlson (1)).
Friends of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (FAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of citizens and professionals whose mission is "To preserve the integrity and biological diversity of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge." Many mammals, fish, one amphibian, numerous species of invertebrates, and at least 220 species of birds visit or live in or near the ACWR.
Together they have been invaluable in helping Friends of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge to connect with appropriate colleagues and manage the data we gather.
Funded by Conoco Philips and the Federal Highway Administration, the boardwalk gives you the opportunity to experience the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
, a vast wetland created by the building of the Seward Highway to Whittier, Alaska.
He played a critical role in ConocoPhillips' funding of the Providence Cancer Center, the Integrated Science Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage and upgrading of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
's Potter Marsh access and facilities.
Part of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge
, the 16-mile Potter Marsh area was created in 1917 with the construction of the Alaska Railroad embankment.