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Our 25th Anniversary with over $25,000 in cash prizes for your ideas


NEWS RELEASE: 12 Finalists Selected in 25th annual Caring for the Kenai

Click here to apply online: Caring for the Kenai Online Application Forms

Contest deadline is February 25, 2015!

2014 WINNERS: Caring for the Kenai

NEWS RELEASE: Homer Senior Reclaims Caring for the Kenai Title

VIDEO: Final Oral Presentations

Caring for the Kenai is an award winning environmental contest that challenges high school students to answer the question “What can I do, invent, or create to better care for the environment on the Kenai Peninsula, or to help improve the area’s preparedness for a natural disaster?” This contest brings together the entire community of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula and offers over $25,000 in cash awards to area schools and local students.

This contest is Sponsored by Tesoro Alaska and is an education program of the Kenai Watershed Forum. Through their sponsorship and the support of many other organizations, this contest has been recognized on the national level. We invite you to browse this web site and learn more about why this community partnership is so successful!

Congratulations to Katherine Dolma from Homer High School!

CFK orals 160Congratulations to Katherine Dolma from Homer High School for taking first place in the 2014 Caring for the Kenai contest! Way to go!

View all the 2014 winners here

Well done, Courtney Stroh!

On February 4, 2014, two-time CFK finalist Courtney Stroh received the President’s Environmental YouthAward (PEYA) at the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage. Courtney’s ROC the Kenaiproject continues to foster environmental responsibility in the Kenai area and will do so for years to come! Thank you,Courtney, for Caring for the Kenai!

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EPA Regional Administrator Dennis McLerran presents Courtney Stroh with her PEYA. 

“The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is pleased to again be a part of the Caring for the Kenai competition. The District’s students greatly appreciate Tesoro’s generous sponsorship of this important annual event. The opportunity that Caring for the Kenai offers our students to showcase their creativity and ingenuity is unsurpassed.”

~ Dr. Steve Atwater KPBSD Superintendent of Schools

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In cooperation with…

  • Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Kenai Peninsula College
  • AK Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough
  • Peninsula Clarion