Outdoors

Adventure briefs for March 8

Club meeting

Get photo tips from fly-fishing photographer

Walter Hodges, a fly angler and professional photographer, will present a program on outdoor photography at Thursday’s meeting of the Puget Sound Fly Fishers in Tacoma.

A member of the fly-fishing group, Hodges is a Gig Harbor-based commercial photographer and writer, will offer tips on how to make good photographs.

Hodges has been in the photography business since 1970. In 2010, he and two partners started an online magazine that presents fly fishing as the foundation of the much wider experience of travel, culture, art, history, food and drink.

He still works as the photography and features director for the online magazine, Ten & Two: The Angler’s Journey. He was the primary writer and photographer for the first six issues.

As part of his program, Hodges will discuss images sent to him. Photo can be sent by email to walter@jettaproductions.com.

The meeting which is free and open to the public, starting at 6 p.m. at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. An optional $15 dinner precedes the presentation.

Running

Mud Run moves to Swan Creek Park

This month’s Mud Run, held by Metro Parks Tacoma, is moving to a new location, Swan Creek Park.

The 2-mile race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. March 21.

The family friendly event takes participants off the city streets and sidewalks and onto local trails, with a mix of mud, obstacles and adventure to make it more interesting. The obstacles include fire jumping, belly crawling, wire leaping, log climbing and mud tromping. The obstacles are optional and the race is chip-timed.

Participants and fans should enter the park at East 44th and T streets, near Lister Elementary School.

Registration is $25 through March 19, and includes a Mud Run towel. On the day of the race, registration is $35, but a towel is not guaranteed.

Race-day check will open at 7 p.m. and close 45 minutes before the race.

A water station will be provided at the finish for participants to rinse off.

Learn more and register online at metroparkstacoma.org/mud-run/#.VPYV9fnF8Sw.

Environment

Online registration opens for Coastal Cleanup

Online registration has opened for the 2015 Washington Coast Cleanup, set to take place April 25 on more than 50 beaches from Cape Disappointment to Fort Worden.

Volunteers can sign up at coastsavers.org/index.php/washington-coast-cleanup.

The annual cleanup is organized by Washington CoastSavers. Last year, volunteers removed more than 2,900 pounds of debris and garbage from the state’s ocean beaches and some along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Since the cleanup began in 2000, volunteers have helped remove more than 320 tons of marine trash.

The CoastSavers is a coalition of almost 30 organizations, government agenices and corporations that support the cleanup with manpower, supplies, organizational assistance and financial aid.

Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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