SITKA, ALASKA Sitka residents came out en masse to participate in International Coastal Clean-Up Day Saturday [September 20th], beach combing for garbage on a nearby island, in Sitka National Historical Park and even underwater, dumpster diving in one of the local harbors. The event was sponsored locally by the Sitka Conservation Sociey, the National Park Service, The Sitka Global Warming Group, and the Sitka Chapter of Turning the Tides.
International Coastal Clean Up day in Sitka
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The Sitka Assembly passed a budget for the coming year on first reading last night (5-27-15). But that budget still has a million-dollar hole. The shortfall is significantly larger than expected even a week ago. more