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Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Celebrates 20 Years


Ola Richards/ Petersburg Pilot

David Levin, Juneau NWS forecaster, presented a program titled: "Changing Weather in Alaska: What it means for NWS forecasting and your decision-making process" at the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center's 20 year celebration, annual meeting and open house last Wednesday evening.

The Petersburg Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) celebrated its 20th anniversary during a special event last Wednesday at the Petersburg Borough Chambers. Board members hosted an open house to share information about PMMC's education, outreach, and marine mammal stranding response programs. New members were recruited, and funds were raised through a silent auction and donations.

Formed in 1998, PMMC was initially conceived as a resource for researchers studying the area's abundant marine mammals and to educate the public about our local marine ecosystem. Bracken stated, "I didn't know where it...

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