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National Get Outdoors Day celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, June 10

Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 10th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 10, … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park switches to summer hours on Sunday, April 30

Beginning Sunday, April 30, Sitka National Historical Park will transition to its summer hours of operation. The park’s visitor center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ranger-led interpretive programs will be held daily, with topics focusing on … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club to host Spring Wonders Camp and Nature Journaling programs

The Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H Club will host the Spring Wonders Camp on Monday through Wednesday, March 13-15, at a variety of locations in Sitka. In addition, the club will host a Nature Journaling Series for five weeks starting on … Continue reading

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AK Experience Camp gives youth a chance to experience Alaska skills and adventure

The 2017 AK Experience Camp is fast approaching (June 5-9 at the Eagle River Scout Camp in Juneau), so it’s time to sign up your Southeast Alaska youth now. Registration is on a first -come, first-served basis, and members of the … Continue reading

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Tickets go on sale Jan. 19 for Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival showing in Sitka

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival will make a stop in Sitka as part of its annual world tour, and tickets go on sale Thursday, Jan. 19, at Old Harbor Books and the Hames Athletic and Wellness Center. The … Continue reading

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Sitka to host its local Christmas Bird Count event on Sunday, Jan. 1

This year is the National Audubon Society‘s 117th annual Christmas Bird Count, and Sitka will be one of several Alaska communities to host a local event, with Sitka’s event set for Sunday, Jan. 1. During this event, local teams will … Continue reading

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Sitka 4-H program hosts Winter Wonders Camp on Dec. 19-21

Join the Sitka Spruce Tips 4-H program for a Winter Wonders Camp over winter break from Monday to Wednesday, Dec. 19-21. Activities include service at the Sitka Pioneers’ Home, hiking, plant identification, creating nature inspired art, and more. There will be … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park celebrates National Public Lands Day with free programs on Sept. 24

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the community is invited to Sitka National Historical Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day. National Public Lands Day is an annual event celebrating and protecting public lands across the United States. National Public Lands Day … Continue reading

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Sitka Spruce Tips-Alaska Way of Life 4-H club to host Wild Edibles Series this fall

The Sitka Spruce Tips-Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club will begin a six-week Wild Edible Series  starting on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Kids will get outside and explore the bounty of wild edibles in Southeast Alaska. Activities include picking berries, identifying mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Sitka National Historical Park celebrates centennial Aug. 25 with free programs and cake

On Thursday, Aug. 25, the community is invited to Sitka National Historical Park to celebrate Founder’s Day. Founder’s Day is the annual celebration of the creation of the National Park Service. This is a milestone year for the National Park … Continue reading

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