Our Annual Events

Chef Tim LaBant preparing frisee salad with salmon caviar, September 2015.
Chef Tim LaBant preparing frisee salad with salmon caviar, September 2015.

Wild Harvest Feast on Fungus Festival Weekend,         Sept. 2 – 4, 2016

We’ve traveled all over to spread the word about wild salmon and sustainable watersheds, but now we’re doing it right here in Cordova as part of a unique and authentic fine dining experience!

Enjoy local wild mushrooms, seasonal coho salmon, and wild berry desserts to celebrate the harvest on September 3, 2016. Courtesy of the Copper River/PWS Marketing Association, Derek Baril, Executive Chef of Wild Standard in Boulder, Colorado will share his love of seafood and his restaurant’s emphasis on GMO-free,  local ingredients with us here in Cordova.  Tickets are $65 per person (includes three course meal, wine and dessert) and are on sale now — e-mail us at info@copperriver.org to reserve and purchase yours!

Wild Harvest Feast:  September 3, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Cordova Center

Wild Food Feast & Film Festivals

In the early spring, we invite residents in the region to join us for a celebration of the natural resources that define our communities, cultures and lifestyles.  At our Wild Food Feasts in Glennallen and Cordova we host a cook-off featuring dishes made with local wild ingredients, with prizes and bragging rites for the best dishes made with ingredients that flew, grew, walked or swam in the watershed. We also show a short film festival that includes pieces made by residents in the watershed.

Other Upcoming Events

Wild Salmon, Wild Watershed Dinner Series

We’re excited to partner with the Copper River/Prince William Sound Marketing Association to host events in restaurants around the country to help share Copper River salmon and the story behind the fish with a wider audience. These events are unique gatherings of old and new friends who enjoy multiple courses that feature delicious, wild Copper River salmon. A portion of proceeds from each event is shared with CRWP in support of our salmon habitat restoration, monitoring, and education programs. Events will be posted here as scheduled. Please contact us at (907)424-3334 or info@copperriver.org if you have ideas for where we should host our next Wild Salmon, Wild Watershed dinner.

June 1, Oceanaire in Minneapolis, call 612-333-2277 for reservations.

June 2, Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis:  click here for tickets.

June 8, The Schoolhouse at Cannonade, Wilton, CT:  call (203)834-9816 for reservations

Plastic Recycling Event

The Copper River Watershed Project and AC Value Center are teaming up to recycle plastic. Save up your clean #1 PETE and #2 HDPE plastics and bring them to the AC parking lot on Friday, December 2nd from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.