Alakanuk Clean Up Green Up a success

The clean up crew in Alakanuk workes together to beautify their Yukon River village this spring. Photo courtesy of August Edmund

by Augusta Edmund

Alakanuk’s yearly clean-up had a great turnout on May 20th & 21st. We had 99 participants, 4 volunteers with 453 bags picked. The event was followed with a party, movie & prizes on May 26th. We would like to thank our contributors: Alakanuk City Office, Alakanuk Native Corporation, Alakanuk Schools, ALPAR, AVCP, AVEC, BP, Calista Corporation, Conoco Phillips, D.F. Jorgensen Co., Donlin Gold, Grant Aviation, RAVN Air, Rural Cap, and YDFDA. Bicycles Winners are: 1st – Clifford Damian, 2nd – Sifton Edmund, 3rd – Aaron Kameroff Jr., 4th – Trinity Hanson. Grand Prize Winners are: Grant Aviation Ticket – Shane Stanislaus, RAVN Air Ticket – Murphy Kameroff, $30 Laundry Tokens – Aaron Kameroff Jr., Native Craft Pin – Charlene Sage. Without their support, our clean-up would not have been successful.