Celebrate Water 2020

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

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. 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. 

We are ending the celebration of our 25th anniversary with Celebrate Water to honor Professor Bob Anderson, celebrate CELP’s work to protect our waters, and to come together.

We will also host a pre-reception Continuing Legal Education (CLE) workshop. Speaker and topic TBA.

COVID-19: We have decided to postpone the event from our original June 18th date. Keeping our staff, families, supporters, and community safe is our top priority. We will now be hosting Celebrate Water on September 17th. Celebrate Water is our largest fundraiser of the year and we look forward to celebrating with our community.

Event Details

When: Thursday September 17th, 2020

CLE 4 pm- 5 pm

Celebrate Water reception 5:30 pm- 8 pm

Where: Ivar’s Salmon House , 401 NE Northlake Way Seattle, WA.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) workshop: information coming soon


$35 for CLE

$55 for Celebrate Water reception

$80 for both CLE + reception

You can purchase tickets with the button below through Paypal, just type in the amount total for which tickets you would like to purchase. There is an option to add special instructions please leave a message that the amount is for purchasing Celebrate Water tickets.

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!