Community Service Projects

Alaska

 

28 Days | Summer 2018
Community Service Projects

 

Alaska

 

28 Days | Summer 2018

Alaska community service projects completed in partnership with Tetlin Village Tribal Council, local community members and the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Constructed a 12-by-22-foot deck with safety railing and 6-foot-wide stairs at the back of Tetlin’s Tribal Hall:
    • The deck, railing, and stairs were built with rough-sawn lumber treated with UV stain and sealant.
    • Deck constructed with locally sourced spruce and fir; railings constructed with log poles, lag bolts and plate assemblies.
  • Conducted invasive-weed removal with Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge at Moon Lake:
    • Removed more than six trash bags full of invasive plans from this ecologically sensitive biome.
    • Received extensive educational instruction from Wildlife Refuge contact, Tim.
  • Replaced flooring for Tribal Elder Mena in her 175-square-foot living room and kitchen:
    • Spent several hours organizing and cleaning the area.
    • Removed several layers of existing flooring using scrapers and sanders.
    • Removed and replaced a traditional wood stove.
    • Laid laminate flooring over the entire area and included a HardieBacker protective layer underneath the wood stove.
  • Built 14 book and clothing shelves for village community members:
    • Utilized locally sourced spruce and fir.
    • Each participant contributed design ideas for the Alaska community service projects.
  • Conducted a two-day home-improvement project for Tribal Elder Yvon:
    • Cleared trash from the grounds, cut back weeds, hauled a trailer to the landfill and beautified the landscape using hand tools, lawn mowers, rakes, and electric trimmers. 
  • Designed and built a large 7-by-5-foot A-frame structure for Tribal Elder Bernie’s six puppies (soon-to-be sled dogs):
    • Used locally sourced lumber donated by Young’s Lumber Yard.
    • All lumber used was hand-cut using traditional carpenter saws.

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