By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Presidential disaster declaration will provide WCA with funds to clean landslide tidelands


March 27, 2024

Presidential approval of a disaster declaration for the Wrangell Cooperative Association will make more than half-a-million dollars available for the tribe to remove hazardous material from the beach covered in debris by the 11-Mile landslide on Nov. 20.

WCA is the first tribe in Alaska to receive a federal disaster declaration, and the fourth in the nation to provide individual assistance under the program, said Esther Aaltséen Reese, WCA tribal administrator.

President Joe Biden signed the declaration on March 15.

The funding will cover the cleanup of hazardous material on the beach below th...

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