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Beautiful Kachemak Bay is home for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. We offer many opportunities for people of all ages to connect with the outdoors through guided walks, tours, educational programs, overnights, school programs and more. As a 501-c-3 non-profit organization in Homer, Alaska. we deliver educational programs and guided tours to over 12,000 students and visitors every year. Our grassroots organization, started in 1982, enjoys the support of over 350 members, 100 volunteers and a variety of businesses in Homer that assist us in fulfilling our mission.
Since 1984, CACS has held the annual Kachemak Bay Coast Walk event that involves more than 200 volunteers who adopt a section of the Kachemak Bay shoreline and walk it annually, surveying changes, collecting data on marine life and human impacts, and cleaning up beach litter and marine debris.
Our mission is to foster responsible interaction with our natural surroundings and to generate knowledge of the unique marine and coastal ecosystems of Kachemak Bay through science-based environmental education and stewardship.
Alaska Coastal Ecological Education
Outside - Direct experience with the environment
Knowledge-based - Uniqueness of Kachemak Bay
Appreciation - change behavior and attitude
Responsibility - caring
Inclusive - abilities, economic, participants
BIG HAIRY AUDACIOUS GOALS:
Board of Directors
Leah Cloud Evans, Retired Marketing, Homer, Alaska
Duncan Wanamaker, VICE-PRESIDENT, Retired Teacher, Homer, Alaska
Crystal Collier, Executive Director, Seldovia Village Tribe, Seldovia, Alaska
Richard Webb, Student Success Developer and Instructional Designer for the Kachemak Bay campus of the Kenai Peninsula College, Homer, Alaska
James Hornaday, Retired Attorney. Served as Homer's Mayor since 2005. Homer, Alaska
Pat Melone, Current President of the Homer Chamber of Commerce, owns the Spyglass Inn B&B. Retired Washington State Employee. Homer, Alaska
Jimmy Lower, He & his wife are owners of Boss Hoggz and have a young son who they look forward to raising in Homer! Homer, Alaska
Bryan Zak, Regional Director/Southwest Alaska Small Business Development Center. Owns Alaska Adventure Cabins & Zak's Realty. Homer, Alaska
Debbie Oudiz, PhD, retired environmental toxicologist who worked for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Homer, Alaska
Naturalists and Interns Hired Seasonally
And Amazing Volunteers Make It Happen! We love our volunteers!