- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The state Division of Forestry will use a federal grant and matching funds to restore a seven-mile section of an urban Anchorage creek.

The division has received a $295,000 U.S. Forest Service grant to make improvements along Campbell Creek between Dimond and Lake Otis boulevards.

The grant will be matched by $262,333 from the municipality, the Anchorage Park Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and two state departments.

The work over three years will include removal of invasive plants, the planting native vegetation and a public education program to promote care of the creek.

Campbell Creek is home to five species of salmon. Anglers also catch rainbow trout.

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