The Copper River Watershed Project builds partnerships for on-the-ground projects and watershed-scale planning for economically diverse communities and a thriving, intact watershed.

Our Programs Making a Difference


We have completed a variety of habitat restoration & monitoring projects throughout the Copper River watershed to improve fish passage, re-vegetate and stabilize habitats for spawning and rearing salmon, assess water quality and identify salmon habitat for listing in the Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s Andaromous Waters Catalog.


CRWP programs take science learning outside for kids from grades K – 12. We lead field trips and classroom sessions on aquatic habitat, stormwater pollution, the salmon lifecycle, and watershed science. Students also participate in raising salmon fry from eggs in a classroom tank and releasing the fry come spring.


The Copper River watershed’s remote communities have much to offer! From the Copper River delta to the Wild and Scenic Gulkana River to North America’s largest World Heritage site in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, visitors are encouraged to explore the watershed’s unique geography and rich history.


Plastic Recycling Event on Friday January 27, 2017

Bring your CLEAN #1 and #2 plastics to the AC Parking lot on Friday December 2nd from 10 am – 7 pm for recycling.

If you are interested in volunteering at this event or future events please email Shae Bowman at shae@copperriver.org.


CLICK HERE to take the PLEDGE TO INSPECT your car

One of the most significant, yet unrecognized, groups of water contaminants is stormwater pollutants. As stormwater and snow melt runs off the land it can pick up contaminants including sediment, oil, gas, fertilizer, and pet waste. Pollutants end up in local lakes and streams. Better roads, cleaner streams.

Take the Pledge to Inspect your car every 3 months for auto leaks and be entered to win a FREE car inspection from Perkins Auto Repair!