Rotary Beach Ramp Landing





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: A concrete landing with benches and fire pit at the base of a handicap ramp to the beach surface. A public beach sponsored by Rotary 2000, allowing access to everyone. This is a continuation of the club project from 2018-2019.

A few years ago our club built a concrete ramp down to the beach to allow access for anyone to the beach. We now want to add a flat concrete landing with benches and fire pit to allow access to activities such as beach fires for people who have difficulty moving over logs and uneven sandy beach surfaces.

In the previous phase of the project, approximately half of the club and their families were involved hands-on in the building process, as well as some Boy Scouts working on their Eagle Scout badge. In this phase we expect at least the same level of involvement.

This project provides access to anyone who wants to experience beach activities such as picnics, beach fires, or playing with grandchildren, instead of having to watch from a distance.

We have engineering drawings, cost estimates and have double checked with the Army Corp of Engineers to make sure it won't need any special permits.

The funds will be used to pay for rebar and concrete. The forms and labor will all be prepared and completed by club members. All of the costs for the rebar and concrete are given at discounts by local vendors.

This is a continuation of the project from the 2018-2019 Rotary Year.

Due to winter weather not being conducive to pouring concrete, we have not finished the project in the 2018-2019 year. Also, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and the Army Corp of Engineers held us up in the fall with new, unexpected paperwork even though the project had been green lighted months before. Things seem to be clear with those groups now, and we are waiting for better weather to complete the project.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Ketchikan

Primary Contact: Stuart Whyte

Email: stuart@krbd.org

Project Status

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.

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History Log Entries


by Stuart Whyte

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Stuart Whyte.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Chelsea Goucher.


by Alex Slivka

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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