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Mayday Mayday Mayday!

Invasive "mayday" trees are spreading throughout Alaska and having an impact on local wildlife habitat. HCOA teamed up with Kachemak Heritage Land Trust (KHLT) and Homer Soil and Water Conservation District (HSWCD) to remove some of these trees from conservation land. KHLT's Calvin and Coyle Trail provides not only human recreation opportunities but also critical habitat for local moose, for whom the trees can be toxic if consumed. We are taking this opportunity to turn a bitter (cherry) situation into something sweet.

In this workshop, woodworker Tony Perelli will teach you some basic carving skills to create your own hand-carved kitchen utensil. We will use the wood of mayday trees removed locally including the ones removed from the Calvin and Coyle Trail. This workshop is suitable for beginners* and all supplies will be provided.

KHLT and HSWCD will also provide a brief introduction to mayday trees, why they matter, and what we can do.

Learn more about Tony and his work here!

* Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Minimum participant age is 12 years old. Parent and child may share tools to complete one project and pay a single participant fee, or may each complete their own project for two participant fees.

Wednesday, October 5
5:30-7:30 at HCOA
$32 General / $28 HCOA Member
*Masks required*

Sorry, this workshop is now full!

To add your name to the waitlist, please email hcoa@homerart.org.

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