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May Events

12th Annual Stream Cleanup Day - June 11


TVWA would love to invite you to come on out Saturday, June 11, for the 12th Annual Stream Cleanup Day Event! It starts 9am at the Lions Club Park picnic shelter off of Danby Road. The Fairbanks Storm Water Advisory Committee will supply gloves and bags. Volunteers with work on foot or there are also canoes available. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Midnight Sun Festival - June 19

Downtown Fairbanks is hosting the 35th Midnight Sun Festival on June 19th from noon to midnight. As Alaska's largest single-day event, the Festival attracts more then 30,000 people to downtown Fairbanks. The Festival will feature more then 160 vendors and tons of fun! TVWA will have a booth at this event to share information about Green Infrastructure and GreenMap.org. Come visit our booth in the Golden Heart Plaza!

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OUR Mission:


OUR History:

Established in 2006, TVWA’s services have included both research and restoration projects.  TVWA Board and staff have worked to provide information on the condition of the watershed by compiling existing information and filling knowledge gaps.   We also worked to promote measures that will maintain and enhance the quality and beauty of the watershed by creating educational programs to:  promote greater appreciation, understanding and awareness; promote sustainable ecological practices, and advocate proactively on issues impacting the watershed.  

In 2012, Tanana Valley Watershed Association’s Board of Directors began strategic planning to determine the organization’s priorities, ensuring appropriate selection of grant opportunities and other financial support to deliver effective and accountable programs for our partners and the public.  TVWA has a legacy of maintaining and enhancing restoration programs that focus on watershed and ecosystem functions and processes.  We look forward to supporting sustainable resources for community-based conservation that empowers individuals to address the economic, social and environmental health of our watershed. We are committed to encouraging and facilitating development of knowledge within interested communities in the Tanana Valley to promote more effective watershed conservation and/or restoration.  Our objectives are to increase awareness through education, restoration, collaborative research, and diverse partner involvement.

WE Believe:

TVWA believes public awareness will enable individuals to understand how their actions impact water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife.  By understanding our connection with nature, we will better appreciate how these impacts affect our quality of life.  TVWA provides residents with the information, insight and tools to make positive changes in the watershed.  We believe increasing public awareness of how our actions impact water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife will lead to understanding our connection with nature.  We will better appreciate how these impacts affect our quality of life and will work together to protect vital resources and the natural beauty of our region for current and future generations.