SITKA - All are invited to explore Sitka's surrounding seas during two events organized by the Sitka Conservation Society.
Want to jump in and see local marine life up close? Head out to No Thoroughfare Channel for a snorkel trip with Island Fever Diving and Adventures. Don dry suits and let the tide carry you through a nutrient-swept channel holding some of the most colorful and abundant life around. All equipment is provided, and previous snorkel experience is preferred. The trip will take place Friday, Aug. 6 from 4-7 p.m. Call Island Fever at 747-7871 to sign up or stop by their shop.
Help clear one of Kruzof Island's most spectacular beaches of harmful marine debris on a work expedition to Sea Lion Cove sponsored by Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and NOAA Marine Debris Program. Hop on an Allan Marine boat to Kalinin Bay and hike 2.5 miles to the beach, spend the afternoon cleaning, then hike and boat back to town. The trip will take depart Monday, Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books. Space is very limited. Got your own boat to bring? Call the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509.