Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition extends survey

Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011

The Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition (Get Out, Sitka!) is extending its survey to local organizations about their outdoor programming. The new deadline for comments is Tuesday, Feb. 1, so the organization can process the results before the next meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at Harrigan Centennial Hall.

The online survey asks local organizations 10 simple questions about what types of outdoor programming they provide, the target audiences, the cost and if there are any restrictions (such as only Boy Scouts or church members can participate). The survey also asks what might help various groups provide more outdoor programs, especially those targeting children and families.

The reason for the online survey is to create an inventory of outdoor programming that will help the organization target who already offers programming in Sitka, what needs there are, what partnership opportunities exist, and other questions that can help get more people in Sitka, especially kids and families, outdoors for recreation. There are a lot of groups in Sitka that offer outdoor programs — from informal nature walks with neighborhood kids to full-scale summer camps — but many of the programs aren’t advertised well. The group hopes establishing inventory on programming will paint a better picture of where the community stands.

The Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition (Get Out, Sitka!) has developed a list of more than 50 possible stakeholders in Sitka that may already or might want to offer outdoor programming.

The next meeting of the Sitka Outdoor Recreation Coalition (Get Out, Sitka!) will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Agenda items include reviewing the Sitka Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Action Plan, draft due out in January. For more information, contact Charles Bingham at 738-8875 or send e-mail to To view the survey go online to

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