CRWP program director honored by Alaska Conservation Foundation

Kate Morse answers questions at the Copper River Salmon Jam information booth. (July 13, 2018) Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Kate Morse, program director for the Copper River Watershed Project in Cordova, will be honored on Oct. 7 with the Alaska Conservation Foundation’s Jerry S. Dixon Award for excellence in environmental education.

She joined the CRWP team in September of 2008, after receiving a master’s degree in public administration and nonprofit management from the University of Oregon. New programs she developed include watershed education, the Copper Basin invasive plant program and other tourism and stewardship-based projects.

Morse is one of seven individuals and the Hoonah Indian Association to be honored during the 2021 virtual conservation achievement awards ceremonies.

Other honorees include Marilyn Sigman, Homer, Lifetime Achievement Award; David Raskin, Homer, Celia Hunter Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contributions; Chris Rose, Anchorage, Olaus Murie Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions; Emily Taylor, Anchorage, Denny Wilcher Award for Young Environmental Activists; Mark Titus, Seattle, Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in film or Video; Louise Brady, Sitka, Caleb Pungowiyi Award for outstanding achievement by an Alaska Native organization or individual.

The Hoonah Indian Association will receive the Lowell Thomas Jr. Award for outstanding achievements by an organization doing conservation work.

Registration to attend the online ceremony is available for free at