Bioblitz co-organizer Scott Harris calls it the “natural history event of the year” in Sitka. Volunteers are going to spread out in a 7-mile radius, with the goal of counting every species of everything they possibly can in 24 hours. You know, no big deal. Harris and co-organizer Perry Edwards spoke to KCAW’s Holly Keen.
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Bioblitz to catalog area species
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more