We believe the Copper River watershed can have a vibrant, healthy future.

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Wild Food Feast 2022

Join us for the 2022 Wild Food Feast in Kenny Lake!

Cook-off Categories: Flying, Swimming, Walking, or Growing in the Copper River watershed.

  • September 24th, 2022 – Doors open at 5pm; Kenny Lake Community Hall, Kenny Lake.
  • $10 entry or FREE entry if you bring a dish for the cook-off
  • Prizes are awarded for the favorite dish in each category
  • All guests entered into door prize drawings
  • Watershed Hero Award presented – submit a nomination here!
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Fall 2022 – Gillnet Recycling Schedule

CRWP will be hosting four Gillnet Recycling Events in 2022. Events will take place in the Alaska Commercial Co. Parking Lot (weather permitting).

2022 Gillnet Recycling Event Schedule

  • October 12, 13, & 14

Event Hours: 10 am – 3 pm

Collection Events are for gillnets only. Need to recycle seine nets? contact CRWP at (907) 424-3334 to schedule a drop-off.


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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.

CRWP oversees Cooperative Weed Management Areas in Cordova and the Copper Basin to coordinate public and private resources to effectively treat high priority invasive plant species. Learn more about these cooperative efforts as well as to learn more about the high priority invasive plant species in the region.

CRWP is conducting a feasibility study to set up a cooperative greenhouse in Cordova. This is part of an effort to address food security in the Copper River watershed and rural Alaskan communities.

As part of our mission to ensure the continued health of our watershed communities, CRWP works to promote recycling throughout the Copper River area. We strive to maintain sustainable practices in our own operations, and want to encourage others to do so as well.

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.