CRWP seeks volunteers for net recycling event

Recycling fishing nets in Cordova on May 31, 2019. Cordova Times file photo

The Copper River Watershed Project is seeking volunteers to help with a multi-day fishing web recycling event and BBQ fundraiser, sponsored by the Alaska Commercial Company.

Nets will be collected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, Wednesday, June 9, and Friday, June 11; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

There will also be a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 to help CRWP pay for staff time and shipping the nets to a recycling facility.

Fishing web recycling work consists of prepping nets for recycling in 4-hour shifts.

Barbecue fundraiser duties will include set-up, tear-down, taking orders and prepping food in three-hour shifts.

To volunteer, fill out CRWP’s Google Form. Partial-shift volunteers also appreciated. For more info, contact recycling coordinator Shae Bowman at or call 907-424-3334.