FYI News briefs & announcements – March 13

Shorebird festival May 8-12

Registration is now open for the annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival May 8-12.
This year’s featured speaker is Jeffrey Gordon, President of the American Birding Association. The title of his talk is “Birding Together: How Birding Can Save Your Life and Maybe, Just Maybe, Save the World.”
Phil Hoose, author of several birding books, is the featured author this year. He wrote “Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 and the multi-award winning title, “The Race to Save the Lord God Bird.” The featured artist is Mary Bee Kaufman.
To register for this year’s shorebird festival, go to or call 235-7740.

Colon cancer speaker at community lunch

In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, South Peninsula Hospital offers reduced rate screening colonoscopies and a special free lunch presentation. 
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in America, and more importantly, colon cancer can often be cured – and even prevented.  Colonoscopy is the preferred screening method for colon cancer, as it allows physicians to look directly at the entire colon and to identify suspicious growths, which often can be removed before they turn into cancer.
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, SPH is inviting the community to a special luncheon presentation by Dr. Greg Hough, board-certified general surgeon, at noon on Wednesday, March 20 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center. 

Monthly meeting Thursday

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. At the McNeil Canyon Fire Station. For information call 235-9811. The public is welcome.

Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet

 The Alaska Board of Fisheries board will meet March 19-24, at the Hilton Hotel, 500 W. Third Avenue, Anchorage. 
During this six-day public meeting, the  board will meet to consider 29 proposals regarding Alaska Statewide finfish and supplemental issues that have been submitted by the general public, fishing organizations, local Fish and Game Advisory Committees, and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
 In addition to submitting written public comments, the board also invites members of the public to give oral public testimony during the meeting beginning March 19.  Any person intending to testify must sign up at the meeting site at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage by 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20.  Public testimony will continue until members of the public who have signed up before the deadline and who are present have been given an opportunity to testify.
All portions of the meeting are open to the public and a live audio stream is intended to be available on the Board of Fisheries’ website at  Documents submitted to the board are intended to be posted online throughout the meeting. 

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