Ribbon-cutting ceremonies set for water trail

Paddlers and boaters from around Kachemak Bay, the Kenai Peninsula and the state are invited to an inauguration of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail. Two ceremonies are planned for June 6:

• Noon-2 p.m.: Seldovia ribbon-cutting;

• 5-8 p.m.: Homer ribbon-cutting.

The celebrations include food, fun and water activities.

Kachemak Bay Water Trail is a 125-mile route that stretches from the Homer Spit, continues to the head of the bay and then south to Seldovia. Its route offers opportunities for viewing wildlife and intertidal areas, and provides access to alpine trails.

Planning for the trail began in 2011, spurred with support from the National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. The trail’s steering committee envisions it as a way to inspire “exploration, understanding and stewardship of the natural treasure that is Kachemak Bay.” 

Development of the trail reflects a cooperative effort that includes the trail’s steering committee, as well as federal and state agencies, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the cities of Homer and Seldovia, Homer’s and Seldovia’s chambers of commerce, Cook Inletkeeper, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society, HoWL, Friends of Kachemak Bay and others. 

For more information about KBWT:

• Visit kachemakbaywatertrail.org;

• Follow it on Facebook;

• Email Dave Brann at homerbrann@gmail.com or Sandy Murray at jere-murray@yahoo.com.