Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fish and Game holds black bear baiting clinics

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosts two black bear baiting clinics on the Peninsula. They are March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road and May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Central Peninsula Sport Center. You may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless you complete an approved bear baiting clinic. If you have already been certified, you are not required to recertify. The free sessions are walk-in and approximately three hours long. An online certification is also available. Visit www.adfg.alaska.gov for more information or call 262-9368,in Soldotna; or 235-8191 in Homer.

Kenai Resilience meets

"Climate Change Past and Present: What's the science tell us?" is the topic at the Kenai Resilience event on March 17 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Potluck at 6 p.m., presentation at 6:30 p.m. John Landua is the guest speaker. For more information contact Kate Veh at 260-4669 or kenairesilience@yahoo.com.

LeeShore event scheduled

The LeeShore Center hosts "Alaskans Choose Respect," an awareness event in support of Gov. Sean Parnell's choose respect initiative, on March 31 from noon to 2 p.m. We will meet at the Kenai gazebo in Leif Hansen Park and walk to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 283-9479.

Free safety training for commercial fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) offers a 10-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Seward at Alaska vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) on Tuesday, April 12. This course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is free to commercial fishermen thanks to funding from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the Coast Guard. For more information, visit www.amsea.org, or call the AMSEA at 907- 747-3287.

Recycling group meets

Re-Group, a community based recycling education group, meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in room 157 at Kenai Peninsula College. Plans for an Earth Day exhibit and an Electronics Recycling Event will be discussed. For more information call Jan at 262-5098.

Learn about the Railbelt hydro project

The Alaska Energy Authority hosts a Railbelt Region Large Hydroelectric Project open house March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with a presentation at 6 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center, 9711 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai. For more information, go to www.akenergyauthority.org/railbeltlargehydro.html, or call 907-771-3074 or email largehydro@aidea.org.

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