IGAP has been producing compost for several years and can be purchased at the Flower Farm and Hammer and Wikan Hardware (as stock allows).
IGAP harvests clams and mussels bi-weekly. These are air freighted to Sitka, where a lab tests them for PSP levels. Updates are posted on our Facebook page, below and at many local water sites.
Please contact Brandon Thynes, IGAP Director
907-772-3636 ext. 215
Jim Penor, EPA Tribal Solid Waste Liaison paid a visit to Petersburg to discuss our composting operations.
Sarah Durand and Christi Scott, Rural Solid Waste Specialists with the EPA for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), paid a visit to Petersburg.
Nick and Brandon have been busy making compost.
Thalassira can look like a X, as seen above.
Noctiluca is the phytoplankton that can be seen at night, lighting up when disturbed.
Pseudo- Nitzchia is a Phytoplankton that can cause PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning).
IGAP Assistant, Nick Romano doing some microscope work.
IGAP Director, Brandon Thynes working on compost.
Here are 3 different types of Chaetoceros Plankton that were found in waters around Petersburg. They are non-toxic but can be damaging to fish. This was done in the weekly water sampling by Brandon Thynes.