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  • Writer's pictureLee Hart

Equity, Future Anchorage Mayor, Climate Change Headline Upcoming AOA Conversations

Join AOA tomorrow for a candid conversation about winter recreation when our Lunch and Learn guests are "On the Land" podcast creator and host Deenaalee Hodgdon and Coalition Snow founder Jen Gurecki.

Join AOA Wednesday, Feb. 17, from Noon - 1 for "Changing the Face of Winter Backcountry Recreation." Click this link to register for what promises to be a thought-provoking, action-inspiring session.

Get the Zoom link. Lunch and Learn sessions are free and open to the public.


Anchorage Mayoral Candidates Forum Focuses on Live•Work•Play

Anchorage Park Foundation, Alaska Outdoor Alliance, and other local partners are cohosting a virtual Mayoral Candidate Forum to engage candidates in a community discussion on the challenges and opportunities around our local public lands and recreation infrastructure.

Tune in via Anchorage Park Foundation on Facebook Live from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17.


Protect Our Winters presents Callan Chythlook-Sifsof for a conversation about climate change issues and actions in Alaska during Lunch & Learn Wednesday, Feb. 24 from Noon - 1 p.m.

Callan is a Yupik/Inupiaq professional snowboarder born and raised in Bristol Bay and a longtime member of POW's Athlete Alliance.

She won her first VISA U.S. Snowboardcross Championship in 2007 and went on to take the bronze in the first World Cup of her career the same year. In 2010, she became the first-ever native Alaskan to join Team USA Olympic Snowboard team.

When not shredding the slopes, Callan is a passionate advocate for taking action on climate change including recently testifying in front of Congress in support of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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