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  • Title: Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail - Welcome
    Descriptive info: .. WELCOME TO THE.. CAMPBELL CREEK INTERPRETIVE TRAIL.. The Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail is a project of the Municipality of Anchorage.. Salmon in the City.. initiative.. The interpretive trail was developed in order to inspire long term community stewardship of the Campbell Creek Watershed.. The Municipality thanks the following organizations for providing both the vision and the support for this outstanding educational program:..  ...   of the trail below.. and select a starting point.. or click here.. to learn about the information contained on each.. of the pages and how to navigate the site.. south end of trail', 'AmazingTransformations-V'))">.. south end of trail', 'WelcometoCampbellCreek'))">.. Pond Display', 'SedimentationPond'))">.. Creek Display', 'CreekInProgress'))">.. Parks Display', 'WildAboutParks'))">.. Viewing Platform Display', 'AnatomyofaCreek'))">.. Fish Display', 'FrySpotting'))">.. Viewing Platform Display', 'SalmonInOurCity-H'))">.. north end of trail', 'WelcometoCampbellCreek'))">..

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  • Title: Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail - Site Navigation
    Descriptive info: Site Navigation.. The following information is available on each page:.. The name and GPS coordinates of the site.. An overview of the Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail.. The red dot indicates where you are.. Hover the mouse over the dots on the map to get information about the sites, and click on a dot to go to that site.. An overview image of the site as provided by Google Earth.. The  ...   at this site, with the current panel in green.. Click on the gray markers to go to different panels.. Information about the sponsors of the Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail.. A link to the virtual Campbell Creek Interpretive Trail on Google Earth.. A link to this Site Navigation page.. Small images of the preceding and next panels.. Click on them to go to those panels.. Text contained on the current panel..

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  • Title: Amazing transformations of spawning salmon in Campbell Creek, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Fish Display at south end of trail - 61 8' 16" N, 149 55' 32" W.. Visit the Trail.. (Google Earth Required).. Site.. Navigation.. Amazing Transformations.. Salmon undergo striking changes when they return from the ocean to spawn in Campbell Creek.. Look for the spawning salmon, illustrated on the panel, in the creek from the end of May until the end of September.. When in the ocean, Pacific salmon are chrome bright and look nearly identical to each other in shape and  ...   They change colors, ranging from red to green to brown.. Their mouths and teeth grow larger, especially on the male salmon.. This is called a "kype.. " Males of some species also grow humped backs.. All of these changes affect each salmon's success in spawning.. Female salmon may be more attracted to males with larger kypes and humps, and larger males may defend their nests better.. Likewise, the colors of both male and female salmon may make them more attractive to their mates..

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  • Title: Welcome to the Campbell Creek, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Welcome Display at south end of trail - 61 8' 26" N, 149 55' 16" W.. Welcome to the Campbell Creek Trail.. Discover the wonders of the Campbell Creek Watershed.. Learn why healthy creeks, clean water and wild salmon are important to our local economy and quality of life.. This seven-mile trail runs from Tudor Road to Dimond Boulevard following Campbell Creek much of the way.. The Campbell Creek Watershed is a tremendous natural asset to our community.. It provides many recreational and fishing opportunities, natural flood control,  ...   be respectful of other trail users.. Take advantage of the information pullouts along the trail to learn how you can help sustain the benefits of this watershed for years to come.. Visit these links for more information on Campbell Creek Watershed and Trail:.. Anchorage Waterways Council,.. www.. anchoragecreeks.. org.. Municipality of Anchorage:.. Salmon in the City,.. muni.. org/salmoninthecity.. Parks and Recreation,.. org/parks.. Watershed Management Division,.. wms.. geonorth.. com.. To obtain a detailed trail map, or for questions or comments regarding the Campbell Creek Trail, please contact the Municipality at..

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  • Title: Sedimentation pond adjoining Campbell Creek, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Minnesota Sedimentation Pond - 61 8' 36" N, 149 54' 34" W.. How it Works:.. Storm Water Treatment.. The images on the panel show how.. Neighborhood Runoff.. Storm water picks up dirt and other materials from yards and streets.. Ponds.. Ponds permit water to slow down and settle out dirt and other items.. Wetlands.. Wetland plants act as filters.. Cleaner Water.. Cleaner water is released to our streams.. For more information contact.. MOA Watershed Management Services.. , (907) 343-8058..

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  • Title: The Campbell Creek Watershed, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Watershed Display - 61 8' 46" N, 149 53' 35" W.. Campbell Creek Watershed.. Watersheds provide many functions that enrich our lives.. We can all help to maintain a healthy watershed.. About the Watershed.. A watershed is a region that collects and drains water into a particular river or creek.. Healthy watersheds provide essential resources for a healthy community, including flood and erosion control and clean drinking water.. Campbell Creek begins in the Chugach Mountains and flows all the way  ...   of plants and wildlife, and provides critical rearing and spawning habitat for five species of Pacific Salmon.. A Cultural Perspective.. Dena'ina (Athabascans) have lived and fished in this watershed since long before white settlers arrived.. The Dena'ina name for Campbell Creek is "Qin Cheghitnu," which means "Crying Ridge Creek.. ".. Maintaining a healthy watershed requires active stewardship by everyone.. You can help:.. Avoid trampling streambanks.. Clean up pet waste.. Prevent litter.. Learn more about ways to sustain good water quality..

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  • Title: Campbell Creek, Anchorage - a salmon friendly creek
    Descriptive info: Taku Lake Display - 61 9' 7" N, 149 52' 49" W.. Salmon Friendly Creeks.. Creeks in Anchorage are home to wild salmon and other life that depend on clean water to survive.. Read on to learn how you can help keep our creeks clean and salmon-friendly.. Healthy salmon depend on good water quality.. Keep.. trash, oil and other pollutants out of our creeks.. Properly dispose of household chemicals.. and other toxic waste at the Anchorage Regional Landfill Hazardous Waste Collection Center.. Respect creek banks.. Avoid trampling, cutting, or mowing vegetation along the banks.. Scoop the  ...   a buffer of native trees and vegetation along streambanks.. Buffers protect property from erosion and provide salmon habitat.. Do not introduce Northern Pike into our waters.. These predators devastate salmon populations and ruin excellent local salmon fishing.. Plant only native flowers, shrubs and trees.. Non-native plants such as purple loosestrife can destroy salmon habitat.. Direct rainwater from your gutter downspouts through a rain garden.. Rain gardens filter stormwater and help keep our creek water clean.. Volunteer!.. Participate in city-wide creek cleanup events and other beautification programs.. To learn more about salmon and creek stewardship, go to.. salmoninthecity..

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  • Title: Rain garden demonstration near Campbell Creek, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Raingarden Display - 61 9' 6" N, 149 52' 50" W.. Hardworking Rain Gardens.. Rain gardens brighten up yards and help keep our creeks clean.. Urban Runoff.. Much of the rain and snowmelt in Anchorage runs off hard surfaces such as roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and roads.. It flows quickly into underground pipes, then into our creeks, where it can cause flash flooding.. This faster moving water carries more contaminants and can harm salmon habitat.. A Natural Filter.. Planting a rain garden such as the one illustrated on the panel is one way to reduce the effects of runoff and help prevent flooding, while having fun and improving your yard.. Rain  ...   local creeks, but at a slower rate than water that runs off lawns or driveways.. This slower moving water is less likely to cause flooding and will help improve water quality.. Build Your Own!.. Rain gardens are easy to build and maintain, and can fit in even the smallest yard.. Typically, soil should be replaced with a combination of sand, compost, and topsoil, then planted with tough northern vegetation that can handle our harsh environment.. Some hardy plants include trollius, Siberian iris, and lady fern.. With a little planning you can build a rain garden that provides habitat for birds and dragonflies, naturally filters runoff, and makes your yard more attractive!..

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  • Title: Campbell Creek, Anchorage - a creek in progress
    Descriptive info: Little Campbell Creek Display - 61 9' 20" N, 149 52' 38" W.. A Creek in Progress.. Though Little Campbell Creek is small and unassuming, it provides vital rearing habitat for young salmon.. Hanging in the Balance.. As Anchorage has grown, many urban portions of Little Campbell Creek have been ditched and straightened, damaging salmon habitat.. Much of the creek's natural wetlands and vegetation have been replaced by buildings, parking lots, and roads.. These impervious surfaces do not absorb rain and snowmelt; this impacts water quality by allowing stormwater to carry pet waste, sediment, and chemicals directly into the creek.. Side Benefits.. Little Campbell Creek is Campbell Creek's largest tributary, amounting to about 26% of the entire watershed.. It supplies many miles of rearing habitat for young Chinook (king) and coho (silver) salmon, which find refuge here until they are ready to  ...   up litter along the creek and be careful not to leave any of your own.. Scoop the Poopâ keep creeks clean by picking up pet waste along the creek and in your own yard.. Plant native vegetation and do not mow or trim plants along the edges of creeks.. Vegetation provides cover for salmon and protects against high water temperatures, erosion, and pollutants carried by stormwater runoff.. Learn more about the Little Campbell Creek Watershed Plan at.. littlecampbellcreek.. or call Watershed Management Services at 343-8058.. Install a rain garden in your yard to slow down and filter runoff water.. Find out more about the Municipality's rain garden program at.. anchorageraingardens.. Become a volunteer Waterway Watcher with the Anchorage Waterways Council at.. Report inappropriate activities near our creeks to the Code Enforcement Hotline at 343-4141, or file a creek concern online at.. service.. org/cs..

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  • Title: How a storm affects creeks in Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Stormwater Display - 61 9' 46" N, 149 52' 35" W.. A Storm Brewing.. Roads, driveways, and roofs are part of the urban landscape.. These hardened surfaces can have unfortunate impacts on our water quality and salmon.. Altered Landscape.. Urban development has transformed parts of Anchorage's landscape into roofs, streets, and other hardened surfaces, impacting water quality and quantity.. Rain and snowmelt run off these hardened surfaces rather than soaking into the ground.. Stormwater flows rapidly into storm drains and then into our creeks where it can result in flash flooding.. This runoff also carries harmful pollutants into creeks.. Curiously, hardened surfaces can also reduce the amount of water in our creeks.. Paved surfaces prevent water from soaking into the soil and  ...   that can smother salmon eggs.. Lower water levels in summer may result in higher water temperatures that are harmful to young salmon.. Polluted water affects the health of everything that lives in the creek, including salmon.. Means to Clean Water.. The Municipality of Anchorage is working with the public to reduce problems associated with stormwater runoff.. Some activities include the following:.. Working with builders to ensure new development creates less stormwater runoff.. Reducing the amount of salt used on streets in the winter.. Sweeping streets during spring breakup so that sediment isn't washed into creeks.. Constructing snow storage sites to trap sediment and reduce runoff water from melting snow.. Implementing a rain garden program to reduce runoff entering local creeks (.. )..

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  • Title: Community Parks along Campbell Creek, Anchorage
    Descriptive info: Wild About Parks Display - 61 9' 52" N, 149 52' 38" W.. Wild About Parks.. Our parks and trails make Anchorage a great place to live.. Your help is needed to protect these important resources.. Permanent Fun Dividends.. Anchorage parks are much-loved and need our stewardship.. These natural places improve our quality of life by providing open space to socialize, recreate, and enjoy family activities.. Our parklands provide many other benefits including habitat for fish and wildlife, wetlands that soak up stormwater and help maintain good water quality, and a world class trail system which contributes to the health of our community and economy.. Healthy Parks Need People!..  ...   The Department also manages pools, recreation centers, playgrounds, and multi-use fields.. Without our help, these parklands and recreation facilities can quickly go from well-used to worn out!.. Here's what you can do:.. Throw your trash in bear-resistant waste cans or take it home with you.. Scoop the Poopâ please clean up your dog's waste using poop stations located along the trail.. Adopt-A-Park, Adopt-A-Trail, or Adopt-A-Garden to help maintain one of your favorite places.. Join Trail Watchâ observe and report trail hazards and other potentially unsafe situations.. Check out Youth Employment in Parks and other volunteer opportunities at.. Volunteer or make an online donation to the Anchorage Park Foundation,.. AnchorageParkFoundation..

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