Bird lovers from all over gathered this weekend in Kenai for this year’s Kenai River Birding Festival. One of the most popular attractions during the three day event is the watching tour up the Kenai River. KDLL’s Shaylon Cochran was on one of the drift boats that made the trek from Skilak Lake to Bing’s Landing Friday morning, and files this report.
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The Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Office of Emergency Management (OEM) was established by ordinance for coordination of disaster management between the Borough, the State of Alaska, other municipalities, and response and recovery organizations. The OEM also provides administrative support to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
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