News and Updates
February 17, 2014
Join Us This Weekend at Fur Rondy
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is teaming up with the Fish Basket Coalition, Renewable Resources Foundation, the Alaska Food Policy Council, Alaskan's First, the Cook Inlet Keeper and WWF to march in this year's Fur Rondy Grand Parade. We are recruiting salmon loving people to help get a BIG, positive message out about wild Alaskan salmon. This year will be the 4th annual Celebrate Wild Salmon float in the parade and we need your help to make an even bigger and better splash in the community!
We need your support!
• Volunteers: we need people to help make props, costumes and posters pre-parade (Wednesday, February 19th 5-7p). Then we need LOTS of people to march with those beautiful creations the day of the parade (Saturday, February 22nd at 9:30a). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer!
• Help getting the word out: Share this event on Facebook, email co-workers, bring a friend, bring the family, tell everyone you know!
When: Wednesday, February 19, 5-7p
Where: Alaska Marine Conservation Council, 106 F Street, Anchorage
When: February 22 at 9:30a (Parade begins at 10:30a)
Where: Northwest corner of the intersection of D St. and 9th Ave. on the Park Strip
Dress: fishing gear, marine life costumes, salmon colors, etc.
*Post-parade get together with treats to follow! Warm up after the parade and mingle with fellow salmon-lovers!
We need as many commercial, sport, and subsistence fishermen and women as we can find! Please call (907)277-5352 or email email@example.com for more information or if you have questions.
For more on other Fur Rondy events, visit: http://www.furrondy.net/
February 6, 2014
Two Stories About Salmon
Watch this video of AMCC Kodiak Outreach Coordinator, Theresa Peterson, where she describes how she fell in love with salmon fishing in Alaska. This video is part of The Alaska Salmon Project on the Alaska Dispatch website.
Another contribution to The Salmon Project is this article by AMCC founding board member, Nancy Lord. Lord also edited the collection of 15 other Alaskans' stories as part of The Salmon Project. See the entire collection at their website, here.