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  • NHA Alaska Regional Meeting
    August 21-23, 2012, Sitka, AK

    NHA’s Alaska Regional Meeting on August 21-23, 2012.  The following information is provided to help you make your travel plans to Sitka, Alaska.

    Scroll down to Event Resources to download Final Agenda.


    Monday, August 20 – 5:30 – 6:30 Welcome reception at the Alaska Raptor Center, 1000 Raptor Way

    Tuesday, August 21 – Registration, continental breakfast, and an opportunity for networking will start at 7:30 a.m., with the program starting promptly at 8:15 a.m. 

    Tuesday, August 21 – Optional Networking Cruise 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, August 22 – Registration, continental breakfast, and an opportunity for networking will start at 7:30 a.m., with the program starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. 

    Thursday, August 23 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. U.S. Department of the Interior and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Joint Workshop – The purpose of this workshop is to share information with prospective developers on tools the Commission has recently made available on preparing small hydropower project applications.  Specifically, the workshop will walk participants through the licensing and exemption processes using the FERC Small/Low-Impact Hydropower program website.  Additionally, participants will learn how to get more information and assistance from FERC staff and ask questions.  The workshop will also include participation from the Department of the Interior and other entities regarding their involvement in the review of hydropower licenses and exemptions.

    Thursday, August 23 – 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Optional site tour of City of Sitka’s Blue Lake Project

    Meeting Facility Address:

    Harrigan Centennial Hall

    300 Harbor Drive

    Sitka, AK  99835

    (907) 747-3225


    Travel and Ground Transportation

     Airport:           Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport

    Ground:           Hotel Airport shuttles or car rentals


    Airport:            Juneau International Airport

    Ferry:               Fast Ferry – Alaska Marine Highway http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/

    Overnight Accommodations:

    Please make your hotel reservations today!  This is high season for Sitka, so rooms fill up quickly.

    Hotel blocks have been secured at several Sitka hotels and booking early is strongly encouraged. All hotels are within walking distance to Centennial Hall and offer free internet access.  The Westmark, Hotel Sitka and Totem Square offer free airport shuttle service for hotel guests.  Please ask for the NHA group rate when contacting these hotels:

    Westmark Sitka             $119/night               907 747 6241 / 800 544 0970

    Hotel Sitka                    $99/night                  907 747 3288

    Sitka Super 8                $139/night                907-747-8804

                                         $119 government

    Totem Square               $119/night                 907-747-3693

    Reservations must be made by July 30th


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    Contact Diane Lear for sponsorship opportunities.

    NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.  If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Diane Lear (diane@hydro.org) or Kirby Gilbert (Kirby.W.Gilbert@us.mwhglobal.com).