Carin Farley from the Sitka National Historical Park and Deborah Lyons of Sitka Trail Works will discuss “The Trails of Sitka” on Sunday, March 10, as part of the Sitka Conservation Society‘s Backwoods and Waters lecture series. The talk takes place at 5 p.m. on March 10, at Kettleson Memorial Library, with a gear exchange from 3-4:30 p.m. just before the talk.
Carin and Deborah will provide an update on Sitka’s trail system, including information about what various agencies, non-profit groups and volunteers are doing to create a world-class trail system in Sitka. This is a good time to learn how you can become involved, so you can help Sitka as it works to complete the Sitka Trail Plan of 2003 (note, opens as PDF file). Carin also will discuss the new Park Prescriptions program, where local health providers write prescriptions for their patients to take hikes at Sitka National Historical Park.
“Carin and I will just be trying to get people excited about hiking the trails and walking in the park,” Deborah said. “It’s just a feel-good thing. I’ll be sharing about how we are working to complete our Trail Plan with projects at the (Fort Rousseau) Causeway (State Historic Site) and the Sawmill Creek Phase III upgrade scheduled for this year.”
In addition to the talk, there also will be a gear exchange so Sitka residents can swap, sell, barter and trade unused or outgrown outdoor gear. There will be tables set up for people to use in the exchange.
For more information, contact Ray Friedlander at the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.