We believe the Copper River watershed can have a vibrant, healthy future.
Be A Salmon Advocate - Support CRWP
Have you heard?
Fall 2021 Eat Wild to Save Wild Watershed Fundraiser 10/2-10/9
- October 2, 2021 at 4pm AKDT: Kinsey Justa will show us how to cook Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon over an open fire on the Copper River Delta. Silent auction kicks off at 4pm!
- October 9, 2021 at 4pm AKDT: Sena Wheeler will be LIVE to show us how to cook her Herb Crusted Crispy Skin Salmon. If you live in the U.S. (with the exception of Alaska) you also have the option to purchase a meal kit that includes fresh Copper River Coho salmon and fresh-farmers market ingredients to cook an exceptional salmon dinner for yourself and family alongside Sena. The meal kits are available for purchase NOW – October 20, 2021 or while supplies last. Silent auction wraps up at 5:30pm ADKT.
- Anytime: Donate to our main fundraiser campaign to support our programs!
- RSVP for the Sena Sea live event on 10/9/21 and be entered to win a prize!
- Silent Auction: Bid on your favorite items and support the CRWP student scholarship program!
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.