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August 18th, 2021
The Eagle River Food Pantry is in Need of Hygiene Items.

Located in the Eagle River Presbyterian Church Building: 12836 Old Glenn Hwy
Pantry/Message Phone 907-694-5228
e-mail: cerfp1@gmail.com

Open by appointment to serve residents of the Chugiak-Eagle River area on Mondays & Fridays from 10am to 1pm and Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 6:45pm.
Walkups without appointments will be accommodated if slots are available.
We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am to 1pm to receive and process donations. WE DO NOT SERVE CLIENTS DURING THOSE HOURS.

Every Saturday there is a Food Distribution for residents of the Chugiak-Eagle River area in the Church parking lot from 1pm to 2pm or the food runs out. No appointments are necessary.
NOTICE: Date Change
Friends of the Nature Center

Friends of Eagle River Nature Center are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year by kicking off celebratory events with an ONLINE SILENT AUCTION starting on September 1st through September 19th.  Visit the Center’s website at www.ernc.org for information and to register to bid on great items from community businesses and individuals.  From handmade local artworks to gift certificates to your favorite places to adventure trips --- great gifts for family and friends. Plus, you’ll be supporting the non-profit that has maintained over 10 miles of trails; offered thousands of nature programs to the public and school kids; and kept the doors of the log cabin visitor center open for you and your visitors to explore.  We are so very grateful for your support!

On September 18th, 6-9pm, join the volunteers and staff of the Nature Center for a GALA CELEBRATION. Go to www.ernc.org for details and tickets. The event takes place on the grounds of the Center under a huge tent – with music from the Midnight Sun Zombies; food by El Green Go’s and BruceSkis, specialty beers from Odd Man Rush and Broken Tooth Brewing, and much, much more. 
FEMA Launches Full Application of the National Risk Index with More Customization and Reporting and Data Updates

FEMA announced the full application launch of the National Risk Index, an online resource that visually identifies traits of the communities most at risk from natural hazards.

This online mapping application provides a holistic view of community risk by providing baseline relative risk scores. It measures a community’s risk for 18 natural hazards, in addition to resilience, social vulnerability and expected annual loss.

The Index helps users understand natural hazard risk and to support informed risk reduction decisions for mitigation planning and emergency management. By providing standardized risk data and an overview of multiple risk factors, this interactive mapping and analysis tool can help communities, especially those with limited flood mapping and risk assessment capabilities, prepare for natural hazards.

Climate change is a top priority for this administration and FEMA. The Index helps to advance the conversation on climate change and emergency response strategies by helping communities enhance disaster resiliency. The tool was originally released in November 2020 at a limited capacity. Now, fully available for use by state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, the Index includes the ability to generate more customized analyses and reports, including community risk profiles and risk comparison reports for any county or Census tract. 
In addition, several data updates and access to more information about the development of the Index is also available.

The Index based ratings on data from the best available resources from 2014 through 2019. Routine updates are expected to keep ratings current.

The tool is free and easy to use, and data from the site can be downloaded. Visit FEMA’s National Risk Index webpage to learn more about the data and the natural hazards that may affect your community.
Congratulations to Rick Romero and Betty Bullock of 11942 Copper Mountain Dr, Eagle River, AK for being selected as the Residential Garden of the Week for August 16, 2021. This colorful yard is packed with interest and character. The Lilies and Sunflowers draw your eye to the yard and to the many hanging baskets and uncommon plant boxes with Petunias, Lobelia, and more. Thank you for making Eagle River a beautiful place to live.

The Business Garden of the Week goes to Security Self Storage of 16016 Old Glenn Hwy, Chugiak, AK. The garden bed, with the roses and eagle sculpture, breaks up the building expanse. The beautiful purple and maroon potted plants bestow interest to attract the eye. The Dahlias are gorgeous. Congratulations and thank you for making the Greater Eagle River area a wonderful place to do business. 
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