Trail improvements between O'Brien and Haley Creeks are in progress. A portion of everyone's $15 Chitina dip net permit fee is funding DOT to undertake this work. Manual brush clearing was completed all the way to Haley Creek before the dipnet season started this spring. In October, DOT's Tazlina crew brought an excavator and a small dozer in to work on trouble spots from the O'Brien Creek crossing to mile 5.13. The images below show examples of the work they completed. This winter, DOT is working to obtain the permits for the remainder of the trail work out to Haley Creek.
The Chitina Dipnetters Association is once again holding a membership drawing for all new and renewing members! Instead of offering a single grand prize this year, we're going to have multiple, smaller prizes. All memberships are automatically entered in the drawing. We'll have drawings on the third Mondays of June, July and August. Become a new or renewing member online (http://shop.chitinadipnetters.com) or at our Annual Meeting to be held at 7pm, May 8, at the Tanana Valley Sportsmans Association building off Airport Road.