What if you could “check out” a reusable bag at the store? Michelle Putz, with the Sitka Global Warming Group, talks about starting a “bag library” in Sitka, to encourage people to reuse fabric bags when they shop, rather than plastic or paper disposable bags. From June 3 – 28, the group is collecting bags at Kettleson Memorial Library, in hopes of starting its own collection for loan.
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Group tries to start ‘bag library’ to encourage reuse
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more