Be A Salmon Advocate - Fundraiser Adopt-a-Fry Fundraiser Support Future Salmon Stewards Education Program


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

Be A Salmon Advocate - Support CRWP

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Adopt-a-Fry Fundraiser

For the past 11 years, the Copper River Watershed Project and the Prince William Sound Science Center have partnered together to help Cordova’s elementary-aged students raise salmon from eggs to fry in a tank in their school. Two years ago we expanded that program to FIVE more schools in the Copper River watershed. Now every student in the Copper River watershed has the opportunity to witness up close the fragile early life stages of salmon. By caring for the tank and feeding the fry as they grow and search for food, students learn responsibility and recognize their role in caring for salmon, in their tank and in their watershed.
To support the salmon tank education program we are hosting our third annual Adopt-a-Fry Fundraiser. By adopting a fry for $25, you will help offset the cost of equipment, travel, and staff time necessary to provide this valuable learning opportunity!

For every $25 donated to the fundraiser, we will send you or your honoree a wooden Coho salmon fry ornament made from sustainably-sourced American birchwood, a sticker, and a certificate to commemorate the fry adoption. You and your honoree will also be added to our exclusive email list to receive updates on your fry’s development, including live footage from our salmon tank cams.

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.