On June 12 nine teens from around Southcentral Alaska departed from Whittier on a boat loaded with kayaks,
camping gear, enough food for 10 days, 2 artists, a Forest Service kayak ranger, and great attitudes in spite of the steady rain. They met for the first time the day before while planning meals, packing gear, learning paddling skills, and reviewing safety equipment. The crew will be out in Prince WIlliam Sound completing stewardship projects from habitat restoration to trail maintenance– and documenting their work with media projects. This is the first of many stewardship trips planned for the next three years. Stay tuned for reports from the field!