Revamping the Crescent Harbor playground
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Playground Steering Committee members Kay Turner and Robert Hattle detail the latest developments in the drive to upgrade the Crescent Harbor playground. Community members want to make the whole area more accessible and sustainable, a goal stemming from the 2011 Sitka Health Care Summit. Those interested in joining the effort can contact Kay Turner at 747-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Robert Hattle at 738-2230. The steering committee is holding a public meeting and open house 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Centennial Hall.
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Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell.
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