CRWP partners with the community and hosts several events throughout the year in celebration of our region and watershed. Our events support salmon and sustainability. Come celebrate with us at our Annual Wild Harvest Feast, Wild Food Feast & Film Festival and our Wild Salmon Watershed Dinner Series.
Artists for Nature Gala: 25th Anniversary Fundraiser
Join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary at the Artists for Nature Gala and Art Auction on September 2, 2023 in Cordova, Alaska to raise $25,000 to jump-start our next 25 years.
In the Copper River Watershed Project’s early years, there was a collaborative effort between the founding members of CRWP and the Netherlands-based Artists for Nature Foundation to bring twenty-two artists to Cordova to visit the largest wetland on the Pacific Coast of North America, the Copper River Delta and to create works of art inspired by the landscape and wildlife. The result was an exhibition of art and the book “Alaska’s Copper River Delta” to advocate for the sustainable use of resources in the region.
In the spirit of this milestone, we’ve rekindled our connection with the Artists for Nature Foundation, shipping the artwork back to Cordova for our upcoming gala. Guided by the curation of David Rosenthal, select masterpieces will be available to be viewed for the first time in over 2 decades (many of our pieces are not in the book) through silent and live auctions, offering patrons the chance to own a piece of delta history. Our guest chef, Chef Cesar Figueroa will provide various appetizer bites, inspired by local resources, including Simpson Bay oysters alongside wines, desserts, and champagne.
Earth Day Weekend Celebration: Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Watercolor Workshops
This year we have partnered with the iconic Wild and Scenic Film Festival, the Net Loft, and Cordova Gear to bring you a safe and fun Earth Day celebration weekend!
On April 22, 2022 there will be an in-person film festival event for Cordova community members and the event will also be LIVE-streamed so that the films can also be enjoyed from the comfort of your home, no matter where you live! We have selected films that we feel celebrate and advocate for the environment, fish, social justice, and wild spaces for future generations. Following the film festival on Saturday, April 23rd the Net Loft and Cordova Gear will be hosting watercolor workshops with Max Romey – film maker of the film, “To Give a Beach a Bottle” which will be featured during the film festival!
Fall Wild Food Feast, September 24, 2022
Come join us for the 2022 Wild Food Feast in Kenny Lake. This will be a friendly competition with cook-off categories: Flying, Swimming, Walking, or Growing – in the Copper River watershed. Check out all the details!
In 2020 we held an online fundraising gathering where folks connected with the watershed virtually through documentary-style video footage featuring interviews from community members in the watershed. View the documentary here!
Copper Basin Invasive Weed SMACKDOWN
Join us in 2022 to help control white sweet clover on our local roadways. This invasive weed spreads quickly on roads and streams, chokes out native plants, and compromises wildlife habitat. Learn about invasive weeds and have some fun working alongside friends and neighbors!