Stream Watch

Make a Difference!

Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this award winning volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who are making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

Dedicated volunteers of all ages and interests receive all of the training and supplies, including volunteer campsites, to share information on river protection while completing hands-on projects on the Kasilof, Kenai and Russian Rivers.

Be the change! With a range of volunteer opportunities 7-days a week, there is an opportunity for everyone.

Check out the Stream Watch legacy video here!

Stewards

Want to make a difference but not sure how? Test the waters!

Throughout the summer, individuals and groups of all ages and interests can make a difference through a one day project. Stewards help with easy to moderate projects including:

  • River clean-up
  • Recycle fishing line
  • Remove fish barriers
  • Mend fencing
  • Use trees to stop erosion
  • Other protection efforts

Be the change! Spend a few hours making a huge impact on local rivers. Training and supplies are provided for a great day in the great outdoors. This opportunity is great for individuals, families, scout groups, clubs and businesses.  Check out our upcoming events here!


Ambassadors

Ambassadors are everyday people making an extraordinary difference!

Stream Watch Ambassadors are outfitted with the knowledge and supplies to walk local rivers sharing information and enthusiasm to protect them.  All of the training, supplies and on-going support are provided for a successful Stream Watch season.

Not from the area?  Volunteer campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.

Be the change!  Become a Stream Watch Ambassador!  Ambassadors must be 16 years of age or older and be interested in making a difference on local rivers.  Ambassadors are required to attend an orientation and commit to a minimum of 24 hours on the river, June through September.

To start your adventure as an Ambassador, register for one of the following orientations by calling 907-398-4304 or emailing streamwatch@kenaiwatershed.org.

June 1st at Cooper Landing Elementary, Cooper Landing

June 22nd at Donald E. Gilman River Center, Soldotna

June 29th at Homer Chamber of Commerce, Homer

Internships

Interns for the Stream Watch Program have been funded through the Alaska Conservation Foundation, National Forest Foundation, and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council. 

Internship recruitment usually begins in February for the upcoming summer season. For more information on the Alaska Conservation Foundation internship, visit their website

Want to get involved?  Contact a Coordinator today at 907-398-4304 or streamwatch@kenaiwatershed.org

To learn more about Stream Watch or for Ambassadors to access the volunteer calendar, visit our new website

Stream Watch Supporters

The Stream Watch program relies heavily on support from dedicated volunteers and is made possible through support from:

Kenai Watershed Forum

Alaska Conservation Foundation

Alaska Recreation Management

Alaska State Parks

City of Kenai

City of Soldotna

ConocoPhillips

USDA Forest Service

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership

National Forest Foundation

State of Alaska: Division of Land, Mining, and Water, and Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 

 

Working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula since 1997.