Park users can get free bear-resistant containers

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park has launched a Bear-Resistant-Food-Container (BRFC) lending program to promote safe and clean camping. These bear-proof food storage containers are available to borrow for camping and outdoor adventures in areas where bear hangs are not an option. Containers should be placed on the ground or under rocks at least 100 yards from a camping area.

The BRFCs can be checked out from the following locations:

• The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Homer office; $80 cash deposit, refunded upon return

• The Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Office, room 227 (no deposit)

• Mako’s Water Taxi (no deposit)

Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing, preserving and protecting the resources of Kachemak Bay State Park. The Friends are involved in many programs and activities that promote the Park and its resources.