Crews in Kenai have started preparing for this summer’s Dipnet Fishery, which starts in July. Responsibilities fall on various departments for this annual event. The Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of maintenance and clean-up. Director Bob Frates gave us an update on preparations.
Kenai has been lobbying the state for money to construct fish-cleaning stations. However, that will not happen until next summer. The Dipnet Fishery runs from July 10th until July 31st on the south and north beaches. Kenai’s population explodes as dipnetters come to town and camp on the beaches.