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Join us for Ted Stevens Day this week
Ted Stevens Day
In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature dedicated the fourth Saturday in July as Ted Stevens Day as a tribute to the Senator’s many contributions to our state. The Foundation, in keeping with the Senator’s mantra to “Get Out and Play,” organizes statewide events on Ted Stevens Day to provide opportunities for Alaskans to enjoy the outdoors in honor of Senator Stevens.
Senator Ted Stevens wanted to insure that residents and visitors of Girdwood and the Turnagain Arm Area had a facility that could provide health care. With his help, the old post office was acquired with a grant from the Denali Commission. It is now the home of the Girdwood Health Clinic.
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The Winners of the Ted Stevens Memorial Award in 2015 are …
New website being made in the great outdoors
OTC web design in beautiful Girdwood, Alaska has been working hard lately on the new Ted Stevens Foundation website.
As the project comes to a close, we have been blessed with great weather in Alaska. So the office has moved outside.Read more
The Arctic and Stevens’ stance on the issues (Nov. 2014)
“Resource development is vital to Alaska’s future economy and to the nation, the senator said, and the state is dedicated to keeping development in line with the protection of Alaska’s natural beauty” – taken from a 1974 Stevens press release regarding a proposed consumer protection bill.
Senator Stevens always had an interest in regulations and decisions concerning the arctic because those decisions could deeply affect Alaska. There is much evidence in the Ted Stevens Papers that shows his involvement and concern for the arctic. Stevens was a cosponsor of the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984, which created the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. This Commission produces the semiannual journal Arctic Research of the United States, several of which are in the Stevens Papers. Also in the collection are earlier documents that show Stevens’ involvement in Arctic policy, such as those relating to the Prudhoe Bay oil discovery, the Naval Arctic Research Lab and clean up issues, the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, the International Whaling Commission, and fisheries.
One topic of particular interest to UAF is the beginnings of the International Arctic Research Center (IARC), which was established in 1999. This accomplishment was the result of cooperation between the U.S. and Japanese governments, as shown by the correspondence and documents in the Stevens collection. The first Director of IARC, Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu consulted with Stevens regarding IARC, the Geophysical Institute, and other scientific issues and the two became friends.
In 2004 Stevens received the Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award from the Institute of the North. Institute founder and former Governor Walter Hickel remarked that Stevens’ work “to provide infrastructure while understanding the uniqueness of the Arctic will be one of his greatest accomplishments” and so it has.
Be sure to visit our document and photo gallery “The Arctic”.Read more
Fourth Annual Ted Stevens Day July-26-2014
FOURTH ANNUAL TED STEVENS DAY IS SAT, JULY 26 2014
Mark your calendars to get out and play for Ted Stevens Day. Please send photos of your Ted Stevens Day adventures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Activity: Arctic Thunder 2014 Air showLocation: JBER
Get out and support Alaska’s aviation community by attending the 2014 air show! And while you’re there, make sure to stop by the Foundation’s booth!
Ted Stevens Catch, Clean and Cook
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014 (Progress Days)
Location: Soldotna Little League Field
Hosted by Kenai River Sportfishing Association. You’re invited for lessons on how to catch, clean and cook. Lots of giveaways!