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Scouts help keep the Stikine clean


Greg Knight

A group of Scouts from Troop 40 learn about botany along the Stikine River from University of Alaska Southeast professor Kitty LaBounty.

Members of Wrangell’s Boy Scout Troop 40 joined forces June 19-24 with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Sitka Conservation Society, the US Forest Service, and local Wrangell volunteers to conduct a number of Wilderness stewardship activities on the Stikine River.

The outing, funded in part by a grant through the National Forest Foundation, focused on managing invasive weeds near Twin Lakes and was part of a nationwide effort by the Forest Service to steward Wilderness areas.

Daven Hafey, a community organizer for SEACC, said the trip was not just to clean up – but also to...

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