Supported by the Homer Drawdown: Peatland Project and on permanent public display at the Homer Airport, this artwork celebrates the value of intact peatlands and promotes the stewardship of these treasured habitats.
It was incredible to connect in person, share ideas, and build momentum towards City and State projects that will improve the walker and biker experience in Homer, creating a more neighborly, vibrant and safe community. While looking at maps of Homer we brainstormed how each road way and trail system could be altered to make it easier for people to walk or bike when they would normally drive. Exciting conversations were had at every station and were heard loud and clear by City staff, Council members, and Borough Assembly members. Read More...
Video: We can alter our streets, starting today, to promote safety and comfort for all users, to help our local economy thrive, and to reduce our carbon footprint. Over the last decade, many US cities have embraced a paradigm shift to commit to people-first transportation systems.
Sheryl Maree Reily is a visual artist working in all media whose primary concerns as an artist are human and environmental health. In the following post Reily reflects on her time spent in the first of a two-part Artist in Residency focused on Peatlands sponsored by Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer Drawdown, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Edward Berg is a local expert on Peatland Botany and Ecology. This comprehensive slideshow covers the origin of peatlands on the Kenai Peninsula, identification of common peatland plants, and peatlands as archives of climate history.