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Washington Waters Lobby Day – SUCCESS!

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, participants from 5 environmental organizations joined together to support Washington's waters. We spent the morning learning about 6 bills in the areas of pollution, water conservation, agriculture and beaver protection, and how to approach their…

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2024 Legislative Session Update

The 2024 legislative session is underway, and despite it being a short session, we have been busy! CELP’s Executive Director, Trish Rolfe, and CELP board members have been meeting with leaders in Olympia each week to ensure smart water policy…

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2024 Lobby Day

Join us to advocate for laws that keep the Salish Sea clean and freshwater resources safe during the 2024 state legislative session! It’s easier than you might think, and we'll be with you every step of the way, including helping…

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Carla Carlson Named 2023 Water Hero

During our 2023'a Celebrate Waters evening, CELP proudly presented Carla Carlson, retired Muckleshoot Analyst/Hydrologist with the Ralph Johnson Water Hero Award for her service and dedication to tribal water rights and instream flows around the state. During her 31 years…

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Washington Water Watch – September

A LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello! As summer fades into fall we are (finally!) getting some rain, though the state is still experiencing drier-than-normal weather. It will take a lot of rain to make up for the current drought…

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Thank You for a Wonderful Celebrate Waters 2022

Thank you to everyone who came out for our 2022 Celebrate Waters event on September 15th! It was a lively evening filled with engaging conversation, catching up with friends and colleagues, an illuminating keynote presentation, and granted us all the…

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Daryl Williams, Water Hero 2022

As a Tulalip Tribal Member, Daryl Williams has devoted his life’s work to protecting Washington waters and has left an indelible impact on watersheds throughout the state. "As the late Billy Frank, Jr.  used to say, ‘salmon are the measuring…

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Celebrate Waters 2022

Please join us for an evening of food, drink, and celebration—Thursday, September 15th—as we recognize CELP's accomplishments over the past year, and honor those dedicated to protecting and restoring Washington waters. Tickets are $55 ea, available for purchase here.

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Taking Pride in our Waterways

Seattle, WA – Getting out in the community to talk with folks about Washington’s waters is critical to achieving CELP’s mission. With summer here and COVID restrictions easing, our Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Kaeli, was thrilled Pride in the Park…

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Professor Emeritus Robert Anderson, Water Hero 2020

Professor Emeritus Robert Anderson served for decades as a law professor and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington. He is also an Oneida Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and visiting…

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