Alaska to celebrate Arbor Day on Monday

ANCHORAGE — Arbor Day is America’s national tree planting holiday. It’s a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate children about the importance of trees and to honor the important role that trees play in our daily lives.

Alaska celebrates Arbor Day on the third Monday in May. This year it is on Monday, May 16. To learn more about planting and caring for trees or to join in an Arbor Day celebration, visit the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program’s website at forestry.alaska.gov/community. Click on the news and events page for a list of Arbor Day celebrations around the state.

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Buckwheat Classic registration opens

Registration is now open for the 31st annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. The cross-country ski race will be held on March 25 on the Log Cabin Ski Trails north of Skagway and include 50K, 25K and 10K classic races as well as a 5K kids race.

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Unit 4 fur season to end

The season for marten, mink, weasel and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof and Chichagof Islands) ended Wednesday. Beaver season remains open through April 30.

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Fireside Lecture on Southeast’s ancient shorelines

Geologist Jim Baichtal will discuss revising old theories regarding how life adapted to Southeast Alaska’s ancient ice sheets during today’s Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

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