Westchester Lagoon Birding Platform

2022 Community Challenge Grantee

Three volunteers wearing YEP hard hats and holding shovels

Challenge Grant Awarded: $25,000

Community Match: $25,000

Total Project Value: $50,000

Westchester Lagoon Birding Platform: 19th Avenue and Spenard Road

Anchorage Waterways Council will lead an effort to restore the degraded shoreline and bank at the Westchester Lagoon Waterfowl Sanctuary, build a viewing platform and educate the public about this important habitat for wildlife. Located at the bottom of the Spenard Road hill at 19th Avenue, this area is popular for birdwatching. The project is designed to improve human access, discourage waterfowl feeding, and reduce bank erosion from dogs, waterfowl, and visitors.

This project requires a 1:1 match of grant award through donations, volunteer time, non federal grants, or donated materials or services. To learn more about how to support this project, contact Cherie Northon.