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Support healthy waterways in the Copper River watershed!

The Copper River Watershed Project needs your help to clean-up the Chitina fishing grounds.

The Copper River Watershed Project is excited to announce a collaborative partnership cleanup effort this fall on the Chitina Fishing Grounds.

Across the watershed, we have diverse communities and ways of life that make the Copper River watershed a place filled with rich history, tradition, and culture. While we might not always agree on everything, one thing is for certain: we all love, appreciate and respect salmon. Please join CRWP and our partners as we work together to support a healthy watershed for salmon.

If you visit Chitina, please "pack out what you pack in" and be mindful of the heavy currents that can wash away things as large as RVs and vehicles. Let's all celebrate that together we can ensure trash, hazardous waste and our negative impacts can be managed for salmon, and for the great Copper River.

This summer CRWP, with the help of dip netters and volunteers, will be documenting large debris like abandoned vehicles and fish wheels on the Chitina fishing grounds for that cannot be removed by hand. Those items will be targeted for removal by Cruz Construction on September 24th using an excavator and dump trucks and then transported to the landfill.

We need your help to raise funds to cover the trucking and hauling services to get major trash and debris removed from the area and to improve waste management in the area. Your support will help us move the region all of us love and use towards cleaner waters and healthy salmon that fill our freezers and our hearts.

Clean-up partners include: Ahtna, Inc., Ahtna Intertribal Resource Commission, Chitina Corp., Chitina Traditional Indian Village Council, Chitina Dipnetters Association, Copper River Watershed Project, Cruz Construction, and Wrangell Institute for Science and Education.