PETERSBURG, AK Residents from Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake have another chance to propose improvement projects on or near the Tongass National Forest. The Forest Service is receiving two and a half million dollars to spend in the area, thanks to the 2008 reauthorization of the secure rural schools and community self-determination act. The measure is known for the hundreds of millions of dollars it has provided to support schools within the national forest, the south Mitkof webcam, renovations to Sandy Beach park, and the Banana point breakwater. Established in 2000, the act replaced timber-receipts that also set aside money for special projects each year.&nbsp; <br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Matt Lichtenstein recently spoke with Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee chair Scott Roberge and district ranger Chris Savage about the types of projects that could be eligible for funding.