Cleanup of abandoned float debris needs high tides in October
May 25, 2022
A cleanup of abandoned pieces of old harbor floats the tribe was trying to get done this spring may be delayed until October. Project lead Kim Wickman said the high tides they need during daytime hours won't occur until then.
Though the full effort will have to wait, Wickman, the Indian General Assistance Program technician at Wrangell Cooperative Association, and Valerie Massie, IGAP coordinator, tied off three large chunks of the old floats at Shoemaker Bay beach on May 18.
The pieces are 40- to 50-year-old float fragments, polystyrene foam in crumbling concrete shells, leftovers from t...