Litter Free Spring Clean-up April 20

Litter Free Spring Clean-up April 20

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Litter Free, Inc. wants you! We need your help to keep our mission going of keeping Juneau, Alaska "Litter Free!" The annual community-wide spring clean-up of public lands, roadways, sidewalks, beaches, wetlands, and trails will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Trash bag distribution sites are stationed around the community and anyone can join us in picking up trash. Local contractors volunteer their time and trucks to take the collected waste to the landfill. Last year we hauled over 30,000 pounds of trash to the landfill.  We partner with many local businesses and community groups in this effort - be part of our team! Throughout the spring, summer and fall, Litter Free coordinates a "Youth Litter Patrol."  Thanks to our major program sponsors, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR),…
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Feb 20: Ocean Acidification and AK – Talk and Q&A

Feb 20: Ocean Acidification and AK – Talk and Q&A

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Uncategorized
Please join us on Feb 20, 5:00 PM, at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall to learn about and discuss the effects of ocean acidification in Alaska. The event will include short presentations from ocean acidification researchers Jessica Cross and Bob Foy of NOAA, followed by Q&A/dialogue with the audience. This is a chance for people to ask question about what we know so far about ocean acidification in Alaska and what we might expect in the future.  It's also a chance for researchers to hear thoughts and information needs from the local community.    
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Restoration community comes together at workshop

Restoration community comes together at workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Watershed Science
SAWC hosted a regional watershed restoration workshop in Juneau March 5-7 to tackle issues around collaboration, technical capacity, funding, and coping with climate change. Individuals from over 30 organizations and agencies participated, sharing stories of success and lessons learned, and contributing to great discussions about how to move forward to make restoration efforts more successful in the region. A big thanks to the National Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership for supporting the workshop. Presentations will soon be archived and available on SEAKFHP's website.
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Save the Date! Watershed Restoration Workshop

Save the Date! Watershed Restoration Workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Watershed Science
Stepping up to the plate for collaborative restoration March 5-7, Juneau AK Workshop Goals: The 2018 Southeast Alaska Watershed Restoration Workshop will build capacity to develop collaborative solutions for the restoration and informed management of SEAK’s watersheds. The event will bring together community leaders, NGOs and resource managers from across SEAK to share stories of restoration efforts – successes, techniques, and lessons learned, to network and develop partnerships for collaborative projects, and to provide tools and resources to build the capacity or our region’s land managers to carry out watershed restoration across the Tongass National Forest and its neighboring lands. Session topics will include collaborative approaches, capacity gaps and how to bridge them, funding opportunities and strategies, and successful restoration in a changing region. If you are interested in sharing your…
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Resource Managers Build Watershed Restoration Capacity at Regional Workshop

Resource Managers Build Watershed Restoration Capacity at Regional Workshop

Events, Trainings & Opportunities, Restoration & Mitigation
  The 2016 Southeast Alaska Stream and Watershed Restoration Workshop brought together 21 Natural Resource Management Practitioners from across the region and 6 experienced Instructors from the Pacific Northwest for five days of intensive watershed restoration study, discussion, and field visits on Prince of Wales Island this May. Led by a cadre of Restoration Practitioners from The US Forest Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service based in Oregon, the workshop brought new perspectives on watershed restoration goals and objectives, design, implementation, and monitoring. Instructors shared their expertise and experience working on watershed restoration efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest, and facilitated lively discussion around the opportunities, needs, challenges, and successes of restoration in Southeast Alaska.   Participants spent a day in the field on POW at a reach of…
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Juneau Wild and Scenic Film Festival – November 21

Juneau Wild and Scenic Film Festival – November 21

Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Join the Juneau Watershed Partnership and the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition for the 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival!   A  benefit event for the Juneau Watershed Partnership and SE Alaska Watershed Coalition, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival presents a series of environmental and outdoor adventure films to inform and inspire viewers to appreciate and steward our one wild world. Alaska Brewing Company beer will be available for purchase for attendees age 21+. Receive one free beverage with your membership donation of $25 or more!   Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center Box Office, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books, or online: [su_button url="https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=10da15bd0ed8d08e44c057706493201d" target="blank" style="soft" background="#fab769" size="8" center="yes" text_shadow="1px 1px 1px #000000"]Purchase Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tickets![/su_button]  …
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Community Practitioners Learn to Identify Bugs for Stream Health

Community Practitioners Learn to Identify Bugs for Stream Health

Community Watershed Stewardship, Events, Trainings & Opportunities
Last week the Chilkoot Indian Association hosted the University of Alaska Anchorage's resident aquatic insect expert Dan Bogan, who led a Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring Training for community practitioners in Haines. The training teaches participants how to identify and use aquatic invertebrates to gauge stream health. With the University of Alaska Anchorage's Aquatic Ecology Department, Bogan administers the Alaska Stream Team data collection program, a coordinated collaborative citizen-science effort to collect consistent and reliable biological data on the ecological health of Alaska's streams. The Alaska Stream Team hosts an online database where volunteer stream monitors can enter, view, and/or share basic chemical and biological information collected using educational or volunteer-level Stream Team methods.  [caption id="attachment_5007" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Taiya Inlet Watershed Council's Rachel Ford gets her hands dirty to find some aquatic insects[/caption]   Participants in the recent…
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