Last Sunday we checked out the special Copper River Fall Coho dinner at TJ’s Seafood Market on Oak Lawn. The dinner had several aspects to it that made is superbly desirable. First, there was plenty Alaskan salmon courses offered, five in total, all specially prepare by TJ’s chef, Scott Hoffner. We also enjoyed hearing about the conservation efforts in Alaska that benefits the Copper River Watershed Project, and thew river that runs directly through the entirety of Alaska. The Project supports the salmon based cultures, communities and economies in the region.
We were especially excited to meet the Copper River Watershed Project’s Executive Director Kristin Carpenter who spoke about the various aspects of her work. Her husband is a fisherman and she explained how the economy is affected by the catch, and the importance of the Project to keep the fish healthy and free of human contaminants. Continue reading