Sustainable Harvest Camp connects teens to cultivated Alaska

Pre-teens and teens, ages 11 to 18, are invited to attend a residential camp beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at SAGA’s Eagle Valley Center focused on harvesting and enjoying Alaska’s natural bounty.

Participants will learn to safely and sustainably harvest, process and eat wild and cultivated Alaska products. Attendees will also gain skills in fishing, firearms safety, wilderness survival, resource management and more. Learn how to smoke and can fish, harvest wild berries and dig Tlingit potatoes.

Register early. Camp runs Aug. 16-19, days and nights. Limited to 20 youth. Cost to participate is $100.

For more information call Darren Snyder, 796-6281. This camp is being offered by the Southeast Alaska 4-H Cooperative Extension Program.


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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