Four days at the delta and Eaglecrest
From June 9 to 12, 2022, Discovery gave the 4th in our series of what we now call Teacher outings (formerly Juneau Nature Seminars). Held typically on the first Thurs-to-Sunday after school’s end, they’ve been for us—as part of the support network for these heros & heroines of Áak’w & T’aakú education—a chance to pay back for teachers’ service, and hang out with them in our favorite places.
Borrowing a bit from last year’s theme, when we alternated between low, estuarine and high, goaty places, we tried to cover an elevational range in our examination of Fish Creek watershed. At the low end, CBJ’s Fish Creek Park has been the subject of much recent community discussion and study, guided and collated by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, CBJ Park&Rec, & Minch-Ritter-Volkers Architects. And at the high end, Eaglecrest is equally important as the delta to our community—recreationally if not ecologically.
It was an eye-opening 4 days, which you can sample in my scoping document&journal. Thanks to all who participated, for a wonderful entrée into summer, 2022.