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April showers bring May . . . salmon and shorebirds!

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Not that it rhymes, but the month of May in Alaska does bloom with the landscape coming to life.   Millions of migrating shorebirds are traveling along the Copper River delta on their way to summer nesting grounds, and Copper River salmon returning to their birth streams and lakes won’t be far behind.  Days are so much longer already so that fish, wildlife and the rest of us can make the most of this glorious time of year.2012 Salmon Fry Release

A strong run is forecast for Copper River sockeye salmon.  You can look for Copper River salmon at retailer markets near you with this handy Locator app.

Here at the CRWP, we’ll be celebrating salmon this month with a release of salmon fry raised from eggs in an elementary classroom fish tank (see photo at right), and spring Salmon Blitz surveys in the Copper Basin.

Fish on!  (On the grill, that is.)

News

Wrangell Mountain Center Workshops Registration Open
Wrangell Mountain Center Workshops Registration Open
Registration is open for the 2015 workshops at Wrangell Mountains Center. Program topics include Natural History Field Sketching, Bookmaking, Wrangell Mountains Writing Workshops, the McCarthy Family Music Camp, and more.
Watershed Heros Recognized at Wild Food Feasts
Watershed Heros Recognized at Wild Food Feasts
Dave Wellman of Kenny Lake and Ken Hodges of Cordova were recently recognized as Watershed Hero's at the CRWP's Wild Food Feasts in Glennallen and Cordova respectively. They were nominated by members of the community and selected by the CRWP Board of Directors for going above and beyond in caring for the watershed.
PWS Resource Advisory Council Seeking Members
PWS Resource Advisory Council Seeking Members
The Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Council (PWS RAC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in advising the U.S. Forest Service on projects that protect and enhance the outstanding natural resources of Chugach National Forest and surrounding area. There are 8 positions that need to be filled by individuals who live in the Prince William Sound area (Cordova, Valdez, Tatitlek, Chenega, and Whittier).

Events

Cordova Electronics Recycling (, from May 18, 2015 08:00 AM to May 26, 2015 05:00 PM)
Native Village of Eyak will be coordinating electronic recycling in Cordova. The collection container will be on the city lot on Harbor Loop Road, next to the aluminum and cardboard recycling. Drop-off hours are 8 AM to 5PM.
Hazardous Waste Disposal in Cordova (Cordova Baler , from Jun 06, 2015 07:00 AM to Jun 07, 2015 03:30 PM)
The City Refuse Department will be having a Household Hazardous Waste collection on June 6-7 at the Baler facility. Collection hours will be from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.
Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival (Cordova, AK, from Jul 17, 2015 06:00 PM to Jul 18, 2015 11:55 PM)
Join us in Cordova for a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. There will be live music, a beer garden, arts and crafts, educational activities, road races, and delicious Copper River salmon!
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