Jul
25

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas – in July

The Chugach National Forest along with Choose Outdoors, Alaska Geographic and more than 20 sponsors and partners welcomed Alaska residents and visitors to take part in a fun, family-friendly event celebrating the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program of the U.S. Forest Service. This holiday-themed event featured special appearances by Smokey Bear, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus […]

Jul
2

Join us July 25 for A Very Merry Chugach Christmas

Chugach National Forest along with Choose Outdoors, Alaska Geographic and more than 20 sponsors and partners welcome Alaska residents and visitors to take part in a fun, family-friendly event celebrating the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program of the U.S. Forest Service. A Very Merry Chugach Christmas Saturday, July 25 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Outdoor […]

May
20

Muldoon, Ptarmigan and Nunaka Valley Elementary Schools Rock Fish!

Using recycled supplies and fish templates, 1st-5th grade students from Muldoon, Ptarmigan and Nunaka Valley Elementary School, created  140 majestic fish to add to the 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.  A special thanks to the staff at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center who racked up over 90 hours working with these students. Want to […]

May
18

Tatitlek gets up, eats breakfast, makes ornaments

Somewhere, sometime, there is someone making Christmas ornaments on the Chugach National Forest, and beyond. They’re doing it all over Alaska. Enthusiastic ornament-making parties, events, classes, groups and classes are going on under your noses. Find out more on the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree website. Tatitlek Community School had a fun March morning making ornaments […]

May
18

Chenega Bay makes owls from pine cones!

Somewhere, sometime, there is someone making Christmas ornaments on the Chugach National Forest, and beyond. They’re doing it all over Alaska. Enthusiastic ornament-making parties, events, classes, groups and classes are going on under your noses. Find out more on the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree website. Eight students with wild imaginations got together in Chenega the […]

May
14

Hometown Heroes Celebration & Scouts Day @ Cabela’s Anchorage

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree staff will be on hand to celebrate  Hometown Heroes Day. The celebration honors local military and veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and emergency service personnel. We will be on hand to help celebrate these heroes and make ornaments to send with the Capitol Christmas Tree. Rumor is Smokey Bear is […]

Mar
9

Alaskan Artists Selected for 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Ornaments

The Chugach National Forest, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Geographic, selected ten Alaskan artists to create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree. The designs of these ornaments will be used as inspiration for 4,000 more ornaments made by students and community members across Alaska. Ornaments will […]

Feb
26

March 6 is First Friday on the Chugach National Forest

The 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree project is already building up steam, and it’s not even March! We’ve gathered together ten of Alaska’s best and brightest artists who have come up with ideas on how to illuminate this year’s U.S.Capitol Christmas Tree. Each artist’s ornament is also a template, and youth around the state (maybe […]

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