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CELP is seeking a part-time  15-20 hours per week Administrative and Development Assistant. The person in this role will work closely with CELP’s ED and Board. Compensation is $22 to $24 per hour, depending on experience, plus accrued vacation, sick…

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Washington Water Watch May 2024

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Summer is just around the corner, and we are all enjoying the return of the warm and sunny weather! However, the Department of Ecology has already declared a drought emergency throughout most of the state…

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Stop Goldendale Pumped Storage Project

Protect sacred land, medicines, and traditions from destruction Yakama Nation sacred land, medicines, and traditions of Pushpum are under threat of destruction—all for a “clean energy” development that isn’t clean at all. Goldendale Pumped Storage is the largest pumped-storage hydroelectric…

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Washington Water Watch April 2024

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CELP has made it a priority to make Washington’s water resource policies more equitable and more sustainable in light of the impacts from climate change, and we will continue working with our partners to do.…

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Pacific Northwest Water Year Impacts Assessment,

RELEASE FROM UW "The fourth Pacific Northwest Water Year Impacts Assessment summarizes variations in temperature, precipitation, and snowpack across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho in 2023. Additionally, it details the impacts of these variations on key sectors such as agriculture and…

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Estella Leopold, PhD 1927-2024

CELP Honorary Board Member, Seattle resident, and the youngest daughter of environmental pioneer Aldo Leopold died February 25, 2024, at the age of  97. Estella Bergere Leopold, paleoecologist and conservationist, passed away late on February 25th, 2024, at the age…

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CELP Water Data Proviso Update

Friday, February 9, 2024 This legislative session, CELP submitted an initial budget proviso that would be an important step in modernizing water law. We know that climate change is impacting our water availability due to changes in precipitation. To ensure…

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