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6th annual rainforest festival brings raptors, whales and more

Petersburg’s 6th annual Tongass Rainforest Festival gets underway Thursday. The Petersburg Community Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and a variety of other organizations and businesses are sponsoring the four-day event. The festival celebrates and explores the ecosystem, history, culture, and bounty of Southeast Alaska. This year’s activities include visiting raptors and staff from the Alaska Raptor center, a talk about the whales of Southeast, classes on scientific illustration, fly-tying, fish printing and more. Matt Lichtenstein got a preview from festival organizers Sunny Rice and Karen Dillman as well the Alaska Raptor Center’s as Jen Cedarleaf and Lacey Penven:

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“Rain Forest Moonlight” by Susan Christensen 2013


For a complete schedule of events, you can visit tongassrainforestfestival.org

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