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RFQ Salmon Walk

Friday, June 24, 2022
10:00 am

Request for Proposals Purpose
The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from a qualified
contractor/contracted exhibit design team to develop branding and interpretative material for Ketchikan’s
Salmon Walk. This project will include a style guide and interpretation for digital mediums, signage and
wayfinding markers.
Project Background
Ketchikan is a unique coastal community. Known as the “Salmon Capital of the World”, we are within the
world’s largest temperate rainforest, and home to healthy salmon runs in a creek that flows through the
middle of town. Ketchikan is also home to three widely recognized Historic Districts. This area is Lingit Aani,
home to the Taanta Kwan and Sanya Kwan of the Tlingit.
In celebration of these assets, local artist Ray Troll and other community members have advocated for the
development of a trail along Ketchikan Creek to provide a showcase for the art, history, cultural and salmon
of Ketchikan Creek. The “Salmon Walk” will provide an easy 1.5 mile looping path for locals and visitors alike
to enjoy, enhancing their health as well as offering a meaningful connection to the creek, the surrounding
rainforest and to our historic waterfront.
The trail will utilize existing paths and sidewalks, including the Married Man’s Trail, Schoenbar Trail, Salmon
Row, Deermount Street sidewalks, Stedman Street sidewalks and the Creek Street boardwalk. An ADAalternate is available using the sidewalks of Park Avenue for the Married Man’s Trail section that includes
stairs.
Directional signage, public art and interpretation along the trail will enrich the experience, educating and
inspiring the trail user, supplemented by a website. A conceptual plan is attached.