Celebrate Water : POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 9th
Presenting Sponsor: The Tulalip Tribes
Every year we host Celebrate Water to honor a local water hero, reflect on victories for our waters, and raise funds to continue our important work protecting waters in Washington. We are incredibly excited to be planning this year’s event to gather person. We cannot wait to celebrate with you.
This year we will be honoring Sharon Haensly, retired attorney for Squaxin Island Tribe, and Kimberly Ordon, retired attorney for Tulalip Tribes, with the Ralph W. Johnson Award for their careers protecting natural resources and tribal interests.
Our annual CLE workshop will be hosted as a virtual series. See more information below.
When: Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Where: Ivar’s Salmon House
If you would like to sponsor Celebrate Water to help CELP protect our waters please reach out to Kayla Magers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our sponsors help make our work possible. Thank you!
Tulalip Tribes, Quinault Indian Nation, Squaxin Island Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Law Office of M. Patrick Williams, QFC, Maya Whole Health, Coho Water Resources, Rachael & John Osborn
Winter CLE Workshop Series “Municipal Water Law: Where are we now?”
We will be hosting our annual winter Continuing Legal Education (CLE) workshop as a virtual series. We will host three 2-hour sessions covering municipal water law. The three sessions include, Municipal Water Law Overview & Compromises, Municipalities and their Inchoate Rights, and Municipal Water Use Efficiency & Conservation. Speakers TBA. 6 CLE credits pending approval.
When: Dec. 14th 2pm-4pm, Dec. 15th 9am-11am, Dec. 15th 2pm-4pm
Where: Virtually over Zoom
Single Workshop General: $50
Single Workshop CELP membership: $45
Single Workshop Student/nonprofit: $25
All inclusive 3 workshops: $120
3 workshops CELP member: $108
3 workshops student/nonprofit: $60
Each Workshop Ticket Page has the option to buy an all-inclusive ticket for all 3 workshop sessions at a discounted price.
Tickets Workshop 1 Municipal Water Law Overview & Compromises
Tickets Workshop 2 Municipalities and their Inchoate Rights
Tickets Workshop 3 Municipal Water Use Efficiency & Conservation
When: October 6th and 7th, 2021
Location: To protect the safety of everyone, this year’s conference will be held virtually! We will be using Zoom to present the sessions, as well as Whova to provide an opportunity to interact with our sponsors and view the conference program.
On October 6 and 7, 2021 the Washington Section of the American Water Resources Association will host a virtual conference on: “Transboundary Water Resources Management and Water Marketing Trends.” This year’s Keynote address will be presented by Robert W. Sandford. Bob holds the Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. In this capacity Bob was the co-author of the UNWater in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water. He is also lead author of Canada in the Global World, a new United Nations expert report examining the capacity of Canada’s water sector to meet and help others meet the United Nations 2030 Transforming Our World water-related Sustainable Development Goals. Bob is also the author, co-author or editor of over 30 books on topics including the history and water resources of the Canadian Mountain West.
When: March 1st- March 5th 2021
Partners: RE Sources, North Sound Baykeeper, Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT), Spokane Riverkeeper, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper, and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Reducing Plastic Pollution and Improving Recycling (SSB 5022)
Preventing incredibly damaging seabed mining (SB 5145)
Water Re-use (HB 1184)
Visit https://p2a.co/DQIk8yT to reach out to your lawmakers in support of these four critical bills.
When: Dec 1st, Dec 3rd, Dec 7th 2020
Where: Virtually on Zoom. Once you purchase a ticket you will receive a Zoom link.
Sponsored by the Tulalip Tribes
Summary: CELP commemorated its 25th anniversary as a nonprofit and celebrated victories for our waters. We presented the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award to Professor Robert Anderson to honor his career as Director of the Native American Law Center, his dedication to natural resources and tribal interests. We also hosted Dr. Gary Morishima for a presentation and discussion of the Chehalis River Basin Strategy.
Clean & Abundant Water Lobby Day Feb. 25th 2020
The Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance coordinated our second annual Clean & Abundant Waters Lobby Day on February 25th. We met with over 46 legislators to advocate for bills that protect our waterways, salmon, and orca. Our six priority bills included the Commerical Water Bottling Bill (ESSB 6278), Reusable Bag Bill (ESSB 5323), Styrofoam Ban (E2SSB 6213), Motorized/Suction Dredge Mining Bill (ESHB 1261), Water & Energy Conservation C-PACER (E2SHB 2405), Ecology’s Drought Legislation (ESHB 1622). Attendees received hands-on advocacy training and met with like-minded community members from across the state.
Special thanks to Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for coordinating lobby day with us. Thanks to Waterkeeper Alliance groups, Columbia Riverkeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, North Sound Baykeeper, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper, and to Trout Unlimited, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, the Lewis County Water Alliance, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and everyone else who made it to Olympia to support clean and abundant water.