Adopt a fry fundraiser will help fund fisheries education

Copper River Watershed Project is asking Cordova to adopt a fry for $10 to help support their salmon tank education program, a holiday gift idea that also makes a great stocking stuffer.

For the last decade, CRWP and the Prince William Sound Science Center have partnered in the program to help elementary school students in Cordova raise salmon from eggs to fry in a tank in their school.

While watershed education is looking different these days, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the program continues to expand and CRWP is taking the salmon tank education program online with live-stream webcam, which is accessibly by students and salmon lovers everywhere.

Adopting a fry helps CRWP offset the cost of equipment, travel and staff time necessary to provide this learning opportunity,

Everyone who donates to this fundraiser will receive a memento to commemorate the adoption. Participants can name a fry for every $10 donated and their names, or their names or those whom they are honoring will be added to an email list to receive updates on their fry’s development.

Donations may be made at secure.givelively.org/donate/copper-river-watershed-project/adopt-a-fry-salmon-tank-education-fundraiser.

CRWP’s goal of $1,500 had donations totaling $389 in fry adoptions as of Wednesday, Dec. 2.