ACWA, a project of the Earth Island Institute, works to prevent the degradation of public waters through advocacy, education, litigation, legislation and market campaigns in support of the fundamental goals of the federal Clean Water Act: 

(1) all Alaska waters should protect aquatic life and be safe for recreation,  

(2) the discharge of all pollutants into public waters should be eliminated.

Climate change is impacting the far north more dramatically than anywhere else on the planet.  Our waters, and the people and wildlife that depend upon them every day, have never needed more support.  


CURRENT PROJECTS

CHILKAT CHALLENGE TRIATHLON

ACWA hosted the 2nd Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon in Haines, Alaska on July 1st!  The CCT is an 8 mile paddle, 21 mile bike ride, 9.5 mile run along the Chilkat River, through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.  Racers competed solo or in two or three-person teams.  Winners received great prizes from our sponsors! 

The 3rd Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon will be held on July 6th, 2019. For more information and to register, go to http://www.chilkatchallengetriathlon.com/

Save the Chilkat!

Click this link to read about our efforts to protect the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve from a large scale copper/zinc mine that threatens to eliminate five major salmon runs, the eagles and bears that need those fish to survive, and the sustainable fishing and tourism industries that have thrived in the Chilkat Valley for decades...

Find out more here: SAVE THE CHILKAT!




Eagles lock talons and fight for salmon in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Photo by Joe Ordonez

Eagles lock talons and fight for salmon in the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Photo by Joe Ordonez