Letter: Thank you for the Fish to School program

Jim Holley, from Alaska Marine Lines, and Ben Kirchenschlager, from Ocean Beauty, eat salmon with fifth graders during the Fish to School Luncheon at Mt. Eccles Elementary School on Thursday, May 2, 2019. (Photo by Kate Morse/for The Cordova Times)

Thanks to everyone who shared their time to help the 5th graders learn more about the role of salmon in our local economy. Not only did the students learn new things, but the challenge of shaking hands with a new adult, interviewing you and sharing what they learned with the rest of the class was a very valuable confidence-boosting experience.

Many thanks to Sandie Pontie at Cordova School District for a delicious meal, and everyone at Mt. Eccles for welcoming the community in for lunch. And thanks to the Prince William Sound Gillnet fleet, local processors, and CDFU for coordinating the annual fish drive that puts healthy, local food on Cordova kids’ plates every week of the year.

We wish everyone a safe, productive fishing season ahead.

  • Kate Morse, Copper River Watershed Project;
  • Chelsea Haisman, Cordova District Fishermen United,
  • and Wendy Boatright, 5th grade teacher, Mt. Eccles Elementary School
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