Drought Emergency Statement

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy is a statewide organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and restore Washington’s waters through education, policy reform, agency advocacy, and public interest litigation.

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Why Water Matters

Water is our most finite and precious natural resource. Yet, we are failing to protect this life-sustaining resource, and depleting our rivers and aquifers.

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How We Work

We use our expertise in water law and policy to advocate for sustainable stewardship of Washington’s ground and surface waters.

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Washington Water Watch: August Edition

Dear friends, As the dry, hot weather continues, we are increasing water conservation efforts, protecting streamflows, and keeping an eye on our water resources. Drought and fire season started early, putting our water resources in dire shape. Fifty-nine percent of the state is in severe to exceptional drought. King5 reported by mid-August, Washington and Oregon had already […]

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Celebrate Water 2021: Postponed

Immediate Release In light of the delta variant spreading and with feedback from our community, Board of Directors, and staff, we decided it was prudent to reschedule Celebrate Water. The safety of our community is our first priority. We are hopeful that by postponing we will be able to gather in person at Ivar’s Salmon […]

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