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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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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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Washington Water Watch November 2023

As the end of the year approaches CELP’s staff and board are starting to assess how things went in 2023, and what challenges and opportunities we will face in the coming year. We are also celebrating our success in protecting…

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CELP Staff Join Northwest Tribes at R.U.N.

CELP Staff Join Northwest Tribes Gathered to Share and Strategize Salmon Recovery On November 1-2, 2023, over 300 people from Northwest Tribes and Nonprofit organizations came together at Tulalip Resort for The Rise Up in Unity summit, an assembly of…

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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 – October 2023

It is hard to believe that we are already in October, and hopefully we will see the return of our typical October weather. We desperately need the rain and the snow in the mountains, but so far we have had…

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