Richard Nelson Memorial Boat Cruise

The Sitka Conservation Society will be hosting a boat cruise in memory of Richard Nelson to celebrate his life, legacy, accomplishments, and the natural environment of the Sitka Sound that he so loved and treasured. We will journey out into the Sitka Sound and explore the open waters, the nooks and back bays, and the rocks and seamounts, and the wild coast that Nels knew and loved. On the cruise, we will share stories of the natural history of the sound, listen to episodes of Encounters that portray the species and natural cycles of the Tongass, and see what wildlife and sights we can find.

The boat cruise will be onboard an Allen Marine wildlife watching vessel.

The cruise will take place on Saturday, April 25th. Hours are still to be determined. The cruise is part of the celebration of life for Nels that is taking place that same weekend. The cruise is sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society’s Living Wilderness Fund. Space is limited and you should RSVP for a space below.
Donations can be made to the Living Wilderness Fund in honor of Richard Nelson to reserve your space on the boat.

The Living Wilderness Fund is an endowment that Nels helped the Sitka Conservation Society set up to ensure that there will always be Wilderness in Alaska. In his words,

“I have found the most beautiful, most enriching, most exhilarating experiences of my life in the wild country of Southeast Alaska. For this I feel immensely privileged. The Living Wilderness Fund is my investment in a dream: that children born a century from now will have the same privilege to experience these places, surrounded by the same silence, and blessed by the same abiding peace.”

Please make a donation to the Living Wilderness Fund in honor of Richard Nelson here to reserve your space on the boat.

This event is part of the Richard Nelson Celebration of Life. Join us in celebrating Nels' wonderful life on the weekend of April 25th – 26th, 2020.


April 25, 2020 at 9am - 12pm
Harbor to be determined.
Andrew Thoms · 907-747-7509

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