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COASST volunteers identify a beached bird in Washington. (COASST photo)
Barbara Blackie is a visiting biologist from Port Angeles, Washington, who will be leading a training session 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday, September, 15, at the Sitka Sound Science Center, for residents wishing to join the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). Attendees are not obligated to participate in the program; those who do, however, will be helping biologists gather baseline data on seabird mortality.
For more information, visit COASST online.
The doors of one of the oldest family-owned stores in Sitka closed last month. Brenner’s Fine Clothing and Gifts has been a staple on Lincoln Street for the past 65 years. more
Pete Melnick, the Operations Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, and Lance Ewers, the volunteer captain of Search and Rescue (SAR), share plans by to conduct a joint training operation this weekend and ongoing recruiting efforts. Melnick also shared safety reminders as boating season approaches. Downloadable audio. more