As Heard on Morning Line: Potter Marsh Discovery Day
Friendly faces and kind voices graced the Morning Line airwaves this Tuesday, reminding listeners about an event happening this coming Saturday, June 3rd.
It's called the Potter Marsh Discovery Day, and, as the name implies, it's designed for unfamiliar people to discover what the refuge has to offer, as well as for long-time Refuge users to celebrate spring.
The Marsh is a popular stopping place for migrating birds, as well as a nesting area for many species that choose to stick around.
Alicia King, Partnership Staff Officer with the Chugach National Forest, says it's a fun event with activities for the whole family - and could sharpen your birder skills.
Joe Meehan, Lands and Refuges Program Coordinator says Potter Marsh is part of a larger area - the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge - and that over 150,000 people visited last year.
Many activity stations are planned for people of all ages and abilities, including hands-on science demonstrations arts and crafts, and archery.
The event is scheduled from 11am to 4pm, and is free to the public, and includes such creature comforts as a food vendor and accessible restrooms, in fact, the entire half-mile-long boardwalk & surrounding park area is said to be wheelchair-friendly.
More information can be found at: tinyurl.com/pottermarsh
Also this summer at the Refuge, Potter Marsh Bird Walks are also planned for Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 & Saturday mornings from 8 to 10.