P-2668

Soldotna Japanese Garden

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Soldotna

Total Budget: $10,000

Areas of Focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution, Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Japanese Garden in Soldotna, Alaska to honor our relationship with Akita, Japan


This is phase two of District Grad D-2087 This is phase two. We would be utilizing this years grant to complete the project that we began in 2018-2019 (see below). The task force has been put together and is working on securing the location and that is expected any day. We are waiting on the request to be agreed on by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor. Upon his approval we will begin prepping the land and building the garden and spreading the message that Rotary Connects the World and spreads the message of Peace.

Club members attended the first Rotary Presidential Peace Conference on environmental sustainability and peace, where Steve Yoshida, PDG District 5010, presented us with two Hiroshima survivor seeds. Soldotna's sister city is Akita, Japan and the idea was born to create a Japanese garden to honor this relationship, promote the idea of peace with these survivor seeds, and create a space for the community and visitors to utilize. This would be the only Japanese garden in Alaska.

This project is designed to complete the planning and site preparation for the garden, as this is expected to be a multi-year project. We are working with local government agencies to vet a proper site for the garden, and a task force has been created that includes local designers, aqua culturist, horticulturists, and others prominent in their fields as well as local Rotarians.

The funding would be utilized for the needs identified by the task force members and other subject matter experts including items such as preparatory landscaping, obtaining and placing suitable soils, procuring both native Alaskan and Japanese trees and vegetation, as well as other landscape features. Local Rotarians will assist with the project by donating time, labor, and other expertise in cooperation with the task force.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Soldotna

Primary Contact: Lara McGinnis

Email: laramcginnis@yahoo.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Soldotna (5010)

19-Apr-19

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

Total

$5,000

$5,000

$10,000

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History Log Entries

19-Apr-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

19-Apr-19

by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

19-Apr-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Lara McGinnis.

25-Apr-19

by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Joe Kashi added to the list of signatories.

25-Apr-19

by Joe Kashi

System Entry: Project signed by Joe Kashi.

25-Apr-19

by Joe Kashi

System Entry: Project signed by Joe Kashi.

10-May-19

by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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