This project is funded through the Safe, Accountable, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). Western Federal Lands Highway Division as authorized under Title 23 U.S.C Section 204 and identified by Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA #20.205.

The Donald E. Gilman River Center, located on Funny River Road across from the Soldotna Airport, is a multi-agency permitting facility housing a number of agencies that administer regulations encouraging responsible development in the watersheds of our community. The River Center operates as a kind of permitting hub for Kenai Peninsula property owners who can submit one application to the River Center and receive permits from multiple independent regulatory agencies. This unique service streamlines the permitting process for development in our community by facilitating communication and coordination among agencies with overlapping and adjoining jurisdictions, which results in a much simpler process for applicants, who would otherwise have to apply separately at the offices of each independent agency. Permitting agencies housed at the River Center include Alaska State Parks, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Habitat, and the KPB planners who review and write permits under two chapters of the KPB Code of Ordinances: the Anadromous Waters Habitat Protection District (KPB 21.18) and the Floodplain Management Program (KPB 21.06). Applications submitted to the River Center are also forwarded to the US Army Corps of Engineers and US Fish and Wildlife Service for review for any required permits.

The Solid Waste Department provides recycling and hazardous waste collection stations, environmental monitoring, and litter programs to ensure feasible and cost-effective waste management in compliance with regulatory requirements.