Solid Waste Monthly Teleconference

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This is the monthly Northern and Interior Alaska Solid Waste Training and Teleconference. This is a completely free teleconference.

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This is the monthly Northern and Interior Alaska Solid Waste Training and Teleconference. This is a completely free teleconference with a 800 number for use by all participants. This is a completely free call, and no one is ever required to talk. This is meant to be a relaxed and casual conversation about topics that are relevant to rural Alaska, so that everyone can succeed. We regularly have special guests speak about how they accomplished a specific project in their community, so be sure to check those out if you want to learn first hand everything there is to know about fencing, signage, clean-up projects, or backhauling. This teleconference occurs on the last Tuesday of each month from 3:00pm-4:30pm, November - May.

November: What Should a Rural Landfill Should Look Like: Landfill Designs and the Visual Waste Index March: Grant Funding (Note- This one is from 4-5pm)

December 15th: What is Possible As an IGAP Coordinator

December 22nd: IGAP Workplan and Budgets

January: Fun Technology and Supplies Used in Rural AK

February 23: Backhaul Supplies, Burn Unit, and Trailer Options Showcase

March 30: Solid Waste Management Plans: A Live Update of an Old Plan

The call-in number is 1-800-315-6338 and the access code is 12174. Thank you!

This is a forum for all of us working towards improving solid waste management in rural Alaska to meet and share information with each other. The topics are flexible and can be adjusted to accommodate new and pressing issues.

I hope you participate. The teleconference materials will be sent to the email address you provide with this registration.


Trisha Bower

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Organizer Trisha Bower

Organizer of Solid Waste Monthly Teleconference

I am the Lead Environmental Program Specialist for Northern and Interior Alaska for the Department of Environmental Conservation, Solid Waste Program. I have worked for the State of Alaska on improving solid waste management in Rural Alaska for the past 7 years. Before working for the State of Alaska, I worked in the Office of Environmental Health at Tanana Chiefs Conference, also working on improving solid waste management in TCC’s 38 tribes. I worked for TCC for 2 years in OEH and before that I was a Fisheries Biologist, also for TCC. As a Fisheries Biologist, I was in the field for 4+ months at a time and transferring into solid waste management afforded me the opportunity to start a family because the field work is more flexible.

I regulate landfills in rural Alaska, but I also provide extensive outreach and education and compliance assistance to help the communities I work with achieve their goals. This includes grant writing assistance, community meetings, and planning, both at the community and regional level.

As an individual who was born and raised in Alaska, and as a parent, I am passionate about keeping Alaska beautiful for future generations. This is what drives my focus and my efforts to provide the assistance necessary to help the communities I work with succeed and improve their local environment. Alaska is a large State, but everything is connected and it all matters, which is why I want Alaska to remain beautiful for my daughter and her future.

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