HSC Discusses Updates on Environmental Programs and The Summer

Hoonah Stewardship Council

The Hoonah Stewardship Council met on 04/18/2019 to discuss upcoming events and the summer schedule.

In attendance : Frank Wright, Dennis Gray, Sean Williams, Jeromy Grant, Arianna Lapke, Ian Johnson

City of Hoonah

The City of Hoonah is picking up large items free the week of April 22 – April 26th. To have your old boat, car, or appliances hauled out please stop by the City office to sign up! More details on their Facebook Post

Electronic Waste

HIA Environmental will be completing an electronic waste backhaul in May. Details are still being released, but for one week during May you will be able to bring your monitors, old computers, and anything electronic for recycling! More details will be released soon.

Air Quality and Energy Leadership

Our air quality program is wrapping up. W were able to survey 86 homes for air quality. Thank you to home owners for participating! We will be using the new data gathered to work towards better air quality in Hoonah.

We have surveyed nearly that many homes for the Home Energy Leadership program. Some home owners have used that information and service to significantly lower their bills!

Water Monitoring

On 04/18/2019 we found the phytoplankton that causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. Until we receive the results of our shellfish sample submitted on 04/19/2019 we do not recommend consumption of shellfish as a phytoplankton bloom is possible. Please stay in touch with our Facebook page or www.seattor.org

Coastal Resiliency

Hoonah Environmental will have divers in the water soon! A reminder that if you see dive flags on the surface to be mindful of the safety of the divers below. We are excited to begin the work! Our coastal surveys will provide baseline data on possible invasive species and resources that could be vulnerable to changing ocean conditions.

You are always welcome!

Our meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each meaning the next is scheduled for May 16th at 5PM at HIA Environmental’s office at the top of Roosevelt. Hope to see you there

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.