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National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 22-28, 2015

At the close of the 2014 Salmon Blitz season, citizen scientists have collected almost 50 km of new data that will be nominated to the State of Alaska's Anadromous Waters Catalog.

Invasive  Species Work

Invasive species, alien invaders, exotic pests. Whatever you like to call these plants and animals that arrive unwelcome from other places, they're here! Invasive species can alter habitat, decrease diversity, and altogether change the ecological structure that wildlife and people have come to depend on.

CRWP's invasive plant program manages top priority species such as reed canarygrass, white sweetclover, bird vetch, orange hawkweed, bohemian knotweed, and elodea. With the help of our Cooperative Weed Management Area partners in Cordova and the Copper Basin, our summer field work and ongoing education continue to be a success!

 

Learn about our invasive plant management program in the Copper River Watershed.

Check out the National Invasive Species Awareness Week website to learn about invasive plants throughout the United States.

News

CRWP Watershed Hero Call for Nominations
CRWP Watershed Hero Call for Nominations
CRWP wants to recognize leaders who take the extra step to help protect watershed resources.
2015 CRWP Scholarship Program Applications Available
CRWP will award two scholarships of $1,000 each to a graduating seniors from the Copper Basin and a graduating senior from Cordova.
CRWP Operations Manager Position Open
The CRWP is looking to fill a half-time Operations Manager position.

Events

Elodea Public Meeting (Mt. Eccles Commons, from Mar 03, 2015 06:00 PM to Mar 03, 2015 08:00 PM)
A public meeting will be held to discuss the impacts and management options of the invasive aquatic plant Elodea. Elodea is currently infesting several waterbodies in Cordova and the Copper River Delta.
Elodea Workshop (Cordova Pioneer Igloo, from Mar 04, 2015 01:00 PM to Mar 04, 2015 05:00 PM)
This workshop will describe common ways that Elodea is spread, upcoming research on its impacts, and considerations for use of herbicides to control it. There will be ample time for open discussion and public comment.
State-Fish Art Contest (, from Mar 15, 2015 12:00 AM to Mar 15, 2015 12:00 AM)
K-12 students can draw, paint, and write their way to prizes, fishing gear and national recognition while getting to know Alaska's state fish--King Salmon--by participating in the State-Fish Art Contest. Entries due March 15th, 2015.
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