Meet the Staff
Val Massie grew up in Snohomish, Washington before attending the University of Alaska Anchorage. She moved to Wrangell in 2016 and took over the IGAP Coordinator role in early 2020. Val manages the administrative side of IGAP, including communications and partnerships. Val and Kim work to expand WCA's IGAP department and create a plan for the future that follows WCA IGAP's elected priorities.
Phone: (907) 874-4304
Kim Wickman was born and raised in Wrangell and joined the WCA team in 2017. As the WCA IGAP Tech Kim is responsible for the developing and maintaining programs such as the community compost, 10 mile pipe water quality monitoring, PSP monitoring and working with Wrangell Parks and Rec and the Forest Service to provide educational programs for youth.
Phone: 907-874-4304 ext. 104
WCA IGAP Programs
2021 Free Disposal/Recycling guide
Every year IGAP staff contact local business and individuals to see if collect any materials for recycling and upcycling. IGAP staff then create list of free disposal and recycle options and publish the list in the local newspaper.
Free gillnet disposal program
WCA IGAP has created a recycling program for old gillnets. Nets are dropped off by fishermen/women throughout the year. IGAP hires laborers yearly to clean and process the nets so they can be recycled.
Aluminum Can recycling
WCA IGAP has taken over the the aluminum can recycling program. IGAP staff organize the can crushing evens, shipping and outreach. Funds raised by the aluminum can recycling are used to support the local swim team.
Located at the community garden at City Park.
Collect fruits, veggies, coffee grounds, shredded newspaper, eggs, ect. (no meat/meat product, breads or potatoes) in a reusable container.
Add food scraps/paper to the compost bin labeled “Add”.
Cover food scraps with three of your container’s worth of browns(definition below).
“Browns” refer to any organic matter which is rich in carbon, including dry or woody plant material that in many cases, are brown, or naturally turn brown. The community compost will accept:
Straw or hay
Paper shredded (coffee filters, paper towels, newspaper ect.)
Corrugated cardboard (without any waxy/slick paper coatings) shredded
In 2019 WCA IGAP took over management of the community compost and developed an outreach program to help educate the community about composting and how composting can help reduce the amount of solid waste that is shipped off island.
10 mile pipe
WCA IGAP samples the 10 mile pipe for coliforms on a monthly basis. If coliforms are detected, weekly samples are collect and results reported until coliforms are not longer present.