A resolution to name an unnamed lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will be introduced at next Tuesday’s Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting.
Anchorage resident Ryan Richards is a pilot who flies near the unnamed lake, which is approximately 10 miles southwest of Mt. Redoubt and 25 miles north of Mt. Illiamna.
Richards hopes to name the alpine lake Jade Lake.
“The lake resembles the official jade gemstone of the state of Alaska on a clear calm day,” according to Richards. “It is the epitome of wild, scenic and rugged Alaska.”
There are more than 3 million lakes in Alaska, with just over 3,000 of them having official names.