Cook Inletkeeper is a community-based nonprofit organization formed in 1995 to protect Alaska's Cook Inlet watershed and the life it sustains. Cook Inletkeeper combines research, education and advocacy to give citizens the tools they need to promote clean water and healthy salmon habitat, ensuring intact functional ecosystems and lasting jobs for future generations.
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The Cook Inlet watershed represents everything people love about Alaska—from scenic mountains, vast wetlands, and flowing glaciers, to abundant salmon streams and coastal waters teeming with wildlife. Because Cook Inlet is the most populated and fastest growing region in Alaska, we face greater strains on the water and salmon resources that define our Alaskan way of life. Cook Inletkeeper’s programs works to protect the habitat that sustains our fisheries and supports our economy. Our Electronics Recycling Program has prevented tens of thousands of pounds of toxic waste from entering our landfills and polluting our streams. Our Clean Boating outreach works to educate boaters of cleaner, safer boating practices. The Safe Drinking Water outreach materials guide homeowners through the process of testing their private water sources for contaminants. Our local foods program is pioneering a Food Hub that serves the Kenai Peninsula increasing access to local foods, and improving markets for producers. All of these programs and others aim to protect our watershed and to promote sustainable local economic development and our unique Alaskan way of life.