CRWP's Fish Passage Partnership Receives $3.8 Million Funding will improve salmon habitat & reduce flood risk Read the full press release group net recycle June 8 - 12, 2021 Fishing Web Recycling Event & BBQ Check it out! Participate in your neighborhood! 8th Annual Invasive Weed Smackdown Volunteer E-Weed Pull Event June 1 - July, 2021 Learn more Kicking off Copper River Hwy construction 2021
3 culverts on the 18mi system to be replaced!
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OUR VISION

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

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Fishing Web Recycling Event: June 8, 9, 11, & 12, 2021

We will be collecting nets on June 8, 9, 11 (9am – 5pm) and Saturday June 12th (10am- 2pm). There will also be a BBQ fundraiser Wednesday June 9th (11am-2pm) at the AC parking lot sponsored by AC! The fundraiser will help CRWP fund the net recycling program: staff time and pay for shipping the nets to a recycling facility.

 

We are in need of many volunteers for net collection and the BBQ fundraiser. If you can help out, please sign up below and we hope to see you there! Contact shae@copperriver.org with any questions!

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.

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