Greenhouse Heat Workshop
Friday June 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE hands-on workshop in ESTER, Alaska
Learn to construct a wood-fired thermal mass heater and incubator that can be used to extend the growing season this fall and start seedlings early next spring.
Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension Service Energy Specialist, will teach about combustion, thermal storage, wood gasification, heat distribution and other techniques to extend the growing season.
Spend the day in Ester building a thermal mass heater.
For details & workshop location contact Art at (907)474-6366 or email@example.com
How to control bird vetch, the purple-flowered monster
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue, Room 158
Learn what it takes to out-smart this plant so commonly seen along roadsides, on public property and in yards and gardens. Control techniques and timing for pesticide application and mowing will be covered. Learn if there are situations where pulling can make a difference. Class will include identification of similar species, including native plants, that are not invasive.
Registration: There is no fee.
Please contact the Cooperative Extension Service to get on the list, (907)474-1530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking in the view of the Alaska Range from a ridge high above Black Rapids.
Photo by Steven Miley Photography
Over the coming weekend Alaskan angling families will have the opportunity to participate in several different youth or family fishing events across the state.
The Division of Sport Fish encourages anglers to share their fishing stories using hashtags #streamtimenotscreentime and #wefishak. The Division of Sport Fish can be found on Instagram @wefishak and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wefishak/.
All events are free to the public.
Anchorage – Ship Creek Youth-Only Fishery
Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Ship Creek. The section of Ship Creek from the C Street bridge upstream to the Bridge Restaurant will be open to fishing for anglers 15 years of age or younger.
ADF&G staff will be in hand to distribute fishing equipment and bait. In addition, The Bait Shack will be on hand distributing various prizes and serving food.
On Saturday the high tide is at 9:30 a.m. so the best fishing times are from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Don’t forget your harvest record card!
Mat-Su Valley – Eklutna Tailrace Youth-Only Fishery
Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Eklutna Tailrace. The Eklutna Tailrace will be open to fishing for anglers 15 years of age or younger.
ADF&G staff will be on hand to provide fishing information.
Don’t forget your harvest record card!
Mat-Su Valley – Fun on the Flats
Saturday, June 16, Reflections Lake is the place to be. The popular recreation area, located at Mile 30 Glenn Highway at the Knik River Access exit, will host a family-friendly celebration of the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities will include nature walks, bird identification instruction, a live bird presentation, bear spray demonstrations and fly-casting classes. And speaking of fish, anglers young and old can follow the action as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game releases a fresh batch of rainbow trout into Reflections Lake – don’t forget to bring your fishing gear!
Ketchikan – Ketchikan Kids Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 16 Kids All American Fishing Derby at the City Park Ponds, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contact – Kelly Reppert at (907) 225-2859
Prince of Wales Island – Jim Beard Memorial Prince of Wales Island Kid Fishing Day
Saturday, June 16 Jim Beard Memorial Prince of Wales Island Kids Fishing Day at Gravely Creek picnic area near Thorne Bay, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact – Craig Schwanke at (907) 826-2498
Fairbanks – Family Fishing Day
Sunday, June 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Cushman Lake in the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area.
Bring your own fishing equipment and bait. Loaner equipment and bait will be extremely limited.
ADF&G staff will be on hand to help and will provide general fishing information about the area.
Sign up to win door prizes.
Good luck angling families!
Terry Thompson, Statewide Communications Coordinator