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. We will also be hosting a 1 hour Continuing Legal Education workshop before the Celebrate Water reception.
When: Thursday, September 9th, 2021
CLE workshop: 4pm-5pm (Speaker & Topic TBA)
Where: Ivar’s Salmon House
Reception & CLE: $80
Reception only: $55
CLE only: $35
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!
Quinault Indian Nation, Law Office of M. Patrick Williams, Rachael & John Osborn
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.