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Letter to the Editor

Creamers Field arts walk

To the editor: The Friends of Creamer’s Field will be hosting the 14th Annual Design Alaska Wild Arts Walk on June 16. The event was originally an effort to introduce more of the Fairbanks community to Creamer’s Field and has become our largest, single-day event of the year. I encourage you to bring your family and friends out to Creamer’s Field from noon to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day to walk through the vibrant green fields, visit with local artists and admire and purchase their inspired creations.

Creamers Field is a beloved place. It offers an easy way to connect with nature, a beautiful respite to a busy day, a wonderful adventure for young families, a perfect backdrop for special occasion photographs, a place to simply get outside and feel the sun warm your face. This Sunday, celebrate Father’s Day, as well as diverse local artists, all while supporting the mission of Friends of Creamer’s Field: “Inspiring environmental stewardship and lifelong learning through experience, awareness and appreciation of the natural and historical resources of Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.”

For nearly 30 years, the Friends of Creamer’s Field have provided a venue for community involvement through education programs, signature events and interpretive nature walks. We work collaboratively with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to operate the free and delightful visitor center out of the original Creamer family farmhouse (circa 1908), which features interpretive exhibits on migratory birds and the historic Creamer Dairy complex. All year long, tens of thousands of people from Fairbanks and around the world enjoy the multiple-use outdoor opportunities the refuge offers, including birdwatching and wildlife viewing, skiing, dog mushing, hunting, trapping, falconry and photography.

Come out and discover, or rediscover, why Creamer’s Field is the “jewel” in the center of Fairbanks.

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