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Cook Inlet Keeper Charity Profile
Cook Inletkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization that combined advocacy, education and science toward its mission to protect Alaska’s Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains. Inletkeeper’s monitoring and science work build credibility with scientists and resource managers, its education and advocacy efforts enhance stewardship and citizen participation, and together, these efforts translate into Inletkeeper’s ability to effectively ensure a vibrant and healthy Cook Inlet watershed.
Cook Inlet Keeper Volunteer Information
Cook Inletkeeper trains volunteers to monitor water chemistry at streams and estuary sites using scientifically-defensible protocols. Monitors must attend a three-part training to become certified, and commit to monitoring a site once per month during the winter and twice per month during the summer. Inletkeeper also trains volunteers in biological monitoring. Inletkeeper partners with several groups throughout the state that have similar programs. Cook Inletkeeper trains volunteers to monitor water table depths, vegetation, wildlife, and water chemistry at wetland sites once a month from May to October. Volunteers must attend a formal training. Volunteers are needed to assist Cook Inletkeeper’s stream ecologist in monitoring four salmon streams on the lower Kenai Peninsula. Duties include backpacking equipment to the monitoring site and recording data using a designated datasheet. Sites are often remote, so volunteers must be in good physical shape, come prepared for the weather, and bring food and water. No training is required.
Cook Inlet Keeper Donation Information
Your membership adds strength to Inletkeeper’s efforts, and reminds our leaders that representing the people means ensuring there is clean water to drink, pristine waters to fish, lasting jobs that support our families, and beautiful places to recreate and seek solace.
As a member, you will receive Cook Inletkeeper's biannual newsletters, action alerts on important issues affecting Cook Inlet, and invitations to workshops and events.
As a citizen, you own the public resources of Cook Inlet. And you have the power to protect those resources. I hope you will add your voice to this important effort. Together, Cook Inletkeeper and its members can and do make a difference.
Cook Inletkeeper is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions to Cook Inletkeeper are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.