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What a Year it Has Been!

Thank you for your continued support.

A Susitna Year in Review:

West Su Industrial Corridor, Wetlands, Recreation Rivers, Speaker Series & More!


2022 has been a whirlwind in the Upper Su, but that hasn't stopped the Susitna River Coalition from monitoring issues in the Susitna Watershed and providing the tools, research, and opportunities to share the voices and concerns of our Alaskan community.

So what exactly have we been up to in 2022?

With your support, SRC has three staff working to represent a stunning watershed with the best views in the world. The Susitna Valley is home for many of us and we can't imagine a better backyard. This past year, in our work to ensure a free-flowing Susitna River, we've expanded our programs with a focus on energy, the West Su industrial corridor, and fish and habitat issues that affect our communities and our waters.

From local educational events to hours in public meetings, here's a bit of what we've worked on:

  • June Okada joined our team as an Energy Coordinator

  • Thorough Research, Talking Points, and Step by Step Directions for Public Engagement

  • Monthly Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Advisory Board meetings

  • West Susitna Access Open Houses

  • Soooo many Borough Assembly meetings and AIDEA board meetings

  • Sportsman Shows in Anchorage, the Mat-Su, and Fairbanks

  • Susitna Basin Oil & Gas Leases

  • Matanuska Electric Association Board Election

  • Talkeetna Trails Day

  • Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Management Plan

You've come out in force to join us virtually and in person to learn more about this amazing place!

We've hosted Speaker Series events on:

  • Susitna Basin Recreation Rivers Management Plan

  • Pacific Lamprey in the Watershed

  • Matanuska Electric Association Board Election Candidate Forum

  • Solarize Talkeetna

  • WetFlySwing Podcast - over 10K listeners learned about the West Su Road!

  • Movie Screening of Newtok

  • Presentations at the Mat-Su Salmon Symposium

  • Salmon Gold, How to Turn a Gold Mining area Back to a Salmon Bearing Stream

  • 6th Annual Wild Su Feast - one of our favorites! We hosted the event this year at the Denali Brewing Company, and enjoyed getting together to share all of the things that we have been working on with our community. Look forward to a 2022 Wild Su Feast Cookbook in the coming months!

Wrapping up the year, we are devoted to engaging and advocating for our watershed and our communities. We expect a busy year with energy policy, the West Su corridor moving into the public realm through the Army Corp of Engineers, local Assembly actions, and statewide Legislative policy. We are so grateful to have this strong community that supports our work, engages in the process, and is passionate about preserving this unique and vibrant watershed together.

We've tackled a lot this year, please support our work and your watershed by making an end of year donation.

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