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

We are happy to welcome Floyd Witsoe, our Cordova summer Invasive Plant Technician, to the CRWP Team!

Floyd is a resident Cordovan entering his freshman year at Gonzaga University. He spends much of his time being active, hiking around Cordova, running, and camping with friends. He is eager to engage in activities and experience new opportunities as he enters a new chapter of his life.

"As a resident Cordovan I have grown up spending time in and learning the vast complexities of the Copper River Watershed. My fascination with the nuances of daily life within the Watershed grew as I continued my early education. Eventually transitioning into my participation in the Stewardship Program and an internship with the Copper River Watershed Project. As I enter into a new project as a summer technician, I am excited to learn ways to combat invasive plants,
and help preserve the Copper River watershed and our home." —Floyd Witsoe
And we say goodbye to Kathryn Schluter who ends her 6-week summer shift with us, and are thankful for her work and dedication in helping manage invasive plants in the Cordova area. We are happy Floyd will be continuing the good work Kathryn has done this season with Invasive Plant Management.
Find more information on our Invasive Plant Mangagement Program by clicking our bio link.
📷 Courtesy of Floyd Witsoe.
#InvasivePlantMangement #planttechnician #CordovaAlaska #newteammember

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Come to the CRWP booth, Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 3pm-9pm and volunteer to help us decorate wooden salmon fry ornaments that will hang on the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree!!

And if you get hungry, you can snag a yummy snacklebox at our booth:
-salmon dip/spread
-hummus pepper dip/spread
-assorted crackers & cheese
-assorted jerky/sausages
-swedish fish

CRWP merch will be for sale while supplies last (get `em early!!) and there will be fun activities during Small Fry on Saturday, 3pm-5pm.

Happy Salmon Jam!
#SalmonJam #CordovaAlaska #musicfestival #fundraiser #CordovaArts

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Today is the start of Headquarters Week in Cordova for Salmon Jam!!

Everyday this week from 11am-1pm come to 1st Street in Cordova where you can get raffle tickets, gate tickets, and sign up to volunteer during the event.

And while you`re downtown, drop into the CRWP office for merch and unique items at our gift shop!

Happy Salmon Jam Week!!!
#SalmonJam #CordovaAlaska #salmonjammerch

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THIS is Watershed Education in action 🐟 🐟 ...

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We are excited to welcome our new Partnership Administrator, Amy Scudder, to the CRWP Team!

Amy began working for CRWP in 2024 and loves to find meaningful, place-based connections, with the lands, waters and people that both nourish and connect the Copper River Watershed. As someone who could never decide if she was a "water" or "mountain" person she is thrilled to be engaging partners that connect the vast geology and hydrology in the region. Amy holds a B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in Environmental Science, and is currently pursuing a M.A. in organizational leadership and conflict mediation. During free moments she can be found hiking the Wrangell mountains, exploring glaciers, biking as much as possible, adventuring with her teen children, cooking, reading and knitting.

Welcome to the team, Amy!
#copperriverwatershed #CopperBasin #NewStaffMember

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Have you heard?

Gakona TRIfesta

The 4th Annual Gakona TRIfesta begins with biking from the heart of Gakona, paddling the Gulkana River, then running back to the historic Gakona Lodge. The races take you by three amazing rivers in the Copper River watershed – the Gakona, Copper, and Gulkana Rivers.

🏆 Prizes are awarded to the top male and female finishers (adult & youth) and for the best-dressed racer!

WHEN: Saturday, July 13th, 11am

WHERE: Gakona Lodge, Copper Basin

REGISTER: In person the morning of the event, the night before at the Gakona Lodge bib pick-up, or online. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for minors, and all proceeds go to support CRWP. Proceeds come back to CRWP to support our stewardship work.

Salmon Jam - July 19th & 20th!
For over 15 years, the Salmon Jam Music Festival in Cordova has been bringing world-class music and providing a stage for local and regional acts — all to get your toes tapping and feet moving while we raise money for the arts in Cordova!

WHEN: July 19-20

WHERE: Mt. Eyak Ski Area, Cordova

Proceeds from the Salmon Jam Festival help support year-round cultural and educational activities in Cordova. These cultural activities make art available to our isolated community and educate Cordova youth, with artists offering special performances during the school day for all students.

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