Outdoor Briefs

Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007

Les Anderson Day set

On Saturday the city of Soldotna will host Safety Day and Les Anderson Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park. A free salmon and hot dog community barbecue, bike rodeo, live entertainment, safety information and fishing giveaway are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Renee Duncan at 262-4440.

4-H tree sale ready to grow

The annual 4-H tree sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday in conjunction with the Soldotna Safety Day celebration. Peonies also will be available. No preorders will be taken, but information on prices and varieties is available by calling 262-5824 or stopping by the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

SeaLife Center offers fish-eye view of salmon

The Alaska SeaLife Center is Seward will open its new salmon exhibit to the public May 25. The new exhibit features a fish-eye view of salmon in four new habitats. Visitors will see live salmon in each stage of their life cycle — from the egg stage all the way through schooling in the open ocean, and return to spawn. When fully inhabited, the new exhibit will be home to over 300 Pacific salmon. Features include one million year-old salmon fossils, live salmon eggs raised in the exhibit, a unique look into a streambed salmon nest, freshwater, estuary and open ocean habitats.

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