We believe the Copper River watershed can have a vibrant, healthy future.
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.
Net Your Problem and Grundéns Partnership and Gear Giveaway Contest
We’re stoked to announce our partnership with Net Your Problem and Grundéns to drive awareness around the importance of recycling fishing nets and the many positive impacts it has on the fisheries that feed us all. To celebrate we’re launching a GEAR GIVEAWAY CONTEST!
Wild Watershed Virtual Fundraiser
This year we are changing the way we convene for our beloved Annual Wild Harvest Feast – a time to break bread and fundraise together. Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we did not gather at our dinner event during Cordova’s annual Fungus Festival weekend. Instead, we are bringing the event to your house with a new and different annual fundraiser.
This year’s fundraiser is featuring the launch of our Copper River Virtual Market officially opening October 10th with a 2 week long virtual silent auction. Then, on October 24th at 3pm AK/7pm ET there will be an online fundraising gathering where members of CRWP will be invited to connect with the watershed virtually through documentary-style video footage featuring interviews from community members in the watershed.
Make sure to register for the virtual event to be entered in the daily prize drawings for custom Knot Crazy! keychains made from reclaimed commercial fishing line!