Be an Advocate for Salmon
Giving a gift to a future of salmon is easy.
There are so many ways to show your support for the Copper River Watershed Project!
The Copper River Watershed Project is recognized by the IRS as a charitable organization. Contributions to the CRWP are tax-deductible. Our tax ID number is 92-0162546.
If you’ve ever crossed the Copper River bridge near Chitina, chances are you’ve noticed several half-buried vehicles, motorhomes, and other junk upstream from the bridge, where the Kotsina River joins the Copper River. And chances are if you’ve noticed, you’ve wondered why “someone” hasn’t gotten them out of there!
The Copper River Watershed Project has had this project on its wish list for years, but funding has been a huge barrier. This summer we had a breakthrough when Dave Cruz of Cruz Construction volunteered to use his company manpower and heavy equipment and to extract the vehicles. A local property owner, dipnetter, and lover of Copper River salmon, Dave Cruz has a construction crew working in the area and saw it as an opportunity to do a public service and help protect the fishery.
With this unexpected and generous offer from Cruz Construction, a huge financial barrier to the project has been lifted. Now we are fundraising to cover the costs of hauling the vehicles and disposal fees at the landfill. If we meet our fundraising goal the cleanup will take place in late September or early October when the water levels are low.
Types of Giving
Become a Member! Help be an advocate for salmon in our watershed. Your support makes a big difference to a small organization like the CRWP: membership contributions support 20% of our core operating budget that funds our watershed education and fish habitat restoration programs throughout the year. Membership benefits include advance notice of events and programs, our print and e-mail newsletter The Copper River Runner, and discounts on some events and merchandise. Join with an Annual Membership or join as a Monthly Sustainer.
Give a Gift Membership. A gift membership is a wonderful way to support the CRWP’s work. Great for the holidays, and same membership benefits apply.
Employer Matching. Your gift could be doubled! Remember, if your employer offers to match your contribution, you can double your gift today. Just mail or e-mail us your employer’s matching form when you make your gift.
Make a Tribute or Memorial Gift. A tribute or memorial gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one is a thoughtful way to recognize that person and honor his or her interest in the Copper River watershed. Please include a note with your gift acknowledging the person.
Stock or Securities Gift. Contact our office at (907)424-3334 or email@example.com or your financial advisor to learn about the benefits and ease of making a gift of appreciated stock to the CRWP.
Planned Giving: A Future Gift for a Future of Salmon! A planned gift to the CRWP can help you meet your financial goals while providing long-term support to protect and restore the Copper River watershed. Making a bequest can be as simple as designating the CRWP as a beneficiary of an asset like a bank account, retirement savings, or a life insurance policy. A bequest is one of the best known ways to make a lasting gift. Designating transfer of a specific asset to a charity like the Copper River Watershed Project in your will makes it possible for you to make your wishes known today without relinquishing needed assets during your lifetime. Contact us (e-mail, or call at (907)424-3334) to talk over your ideas.
Scholarship Gift. Donate a gift to help Copper River region students in pursuit of higher education in resource management.
Corporate Sponsorship. There are different levels of support with different marketing advantages. Contact the CRWP at (907)424-3334 or send us an e-mail for details. Corporate sponsorship is good exposure for your company and good for the long-term health of the Copper River.
When you file for your PFD you can Pick.Click.Give and donate a portion of your PFD to the Copper River Watershed Project.
Amazon Smile Program
Whenever you shop online with Amazon.com, you could be sharing a small percentage of what you pay for your items with the Copper River Watershed Project. Just click the link to the left or go online to http://smile.amazon.com and select Copper River Watershed Project as the charity to which you wish to donate. Thank you!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.
Here’s how the program works:
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to the Copper River Watershed Project at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 81607.
Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping CRWP earn a donation!
You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards