Celebrate Water 2020

Honoring Professor Robert Anderson & Celebrating CELP’s 25th Anniversary

Presenting Sponsor The Tulalip Tribes

Every year we host Celebrate Waters to honor a local water hero, celebrate successes for our waters, and raise funds to continue our important work protecting, preserving, and restoring Washington’s rivers and streams.

CELP became an independent nonprofit in 1995 so this year we celebrate our 25th anniversary. We will gather together virtually at Celebrate Water to reflect on our victories over the last 25 years. We will also present the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award.

In honor of our founder Professor Johnson’s genius and advocacy, CELP has named its award for exemplary service on behalf of Washington’s waters and people in his honor: the Ralph W. Johnson award

This year we present the award to Professor Bob Anderson to honor his career as Director of the Native American Law Center, his work with Tribes throughout Washington and the United States consulting on water and natural resource issues, his dedication as an educator,  and his advocacy for Native American law students.  Bob Anderson’s work embodies the connection between water and Indian Law and the vision of our founder Ralph W. Johnson. 

COVID-19: Due to increasing cases in King County we have decided to move our event to be hosted VIRTUALLY. Our priority is keeping our supporters, staff, families and community safe. Join us on our Facebook page on September 17th to view the event live at 5:30pm.

Event Details

When: Thursday September 17th, 2020

5:30 pm- 7:30 pm

Where: Virtually. View live on our Facebook.

Celebrate Water is our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you have the capacity, we greatly appreciate your support. We have secured a $5,000 match for Celebrate Water. Help us raise $5,000 and double your impact!

You can support our work and the event by donating at PayPal (please leave a comment that your donation is for Celebrate Water). Help us reach our $5,000 goal! Your support helps us fight for sustainable rivers and streams for our communities, fish and future. Join us in celebration on our Facebook on Sept. 17th to view Celebrate Water live!

Thank you to our sponsors for making Celebrate Water possible and for supporting CELP.

Celebrate Water’s Presenting Sponsor- The Tulalip Tribes

River Sponsor

Bob Anderson is of counsel at Kanji & Katzen

Stream Sponsors

Todd Wildermuth & Sanne Knudsen

Water Advocates

Rachael & John Osborn

Sponsorship: We understand it is a difficult time for many people. If you have the capacity and are interested in sponsoring Celebrate Water please reach out to Kayla Magers at development@celp.org for more information. Thank you for your support!