A company that owns resources in the Bering Sea and with a majority of residents reliant on the ocean and waterways, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure the habitat and environment is clean and healthy.
Our company relies on the marine resources of the Bering Sea for our financial well-being; our residents rely on the marine and freshwater resources of Norton Sound for their nutritional and spiritual well-being. For both of these reasons, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure the habitat and environment are clean and healthy.
Every summer since 2006, NSEDC has run beach cleanup projects around Norton Sound. By running between one and four projects every summer, we have carried out projects in each of our 15 member communities. All of this work has been done by local residents, and we are currently working on a second round of cleanups in every community.
While keeping fish and wildlife habitat clean and healthy, the program directly falls in line with the backbone of our mission to provide economic development through employment. NSEDC is awarded grants for the Clean Waters Program with every cent going directly toward crews’ wages or equipment. By bringing jobs to the region and giving beaches a recognizable facelift, we are creating healthier habitat and healthier communities.
For more information on the Clean Waters Program, contact: Fred Jay Ivanoff, Senior Crew Leader.