Winter Workshops: “Where are we now? Water law, tribal rights, and climate change”
When: Dec 1st, Dec 3rd, Dec 7th
Where: Virtually on Zoom
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.
GiveBIG is hosted by 501 Commons to support Washington non-profits though an online giving campaign on May 6th. Now the need to GiveBIG is bigger than ever. Together we can make Washington a better place to live. GiveBIG partnered with #GivingTuesdayNow to add and addition day to the online event in response to COVID-19.
During the two day online giving event CELP’s goal was to raise $5,000 to continue our work protecting Washington’s waters. Our amazing supporters helped us raise almost $6,000. We are incredibly thankful for donations, especially during this time. Thank you for your commitment to our waters and our mission.
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.
December 5 2019- Winter Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Protecting the Public Interest in Washington’s Water
CELP’s annual full-day winter Continuing Legal Education workshop was held on Thursday, December 5th at The Mountaineers Program Center 7700 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115. The focus of the day was protecting the public interest in Washington’s water.
6 CLE Credits Approved: 5 Legal 1 Ethics
May 30-31 2019 – One River: Ethics Matter Conference
The sixth annual “One River, Ethics Matter” conference held in Castlegar BC, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers – and a confluence of history and ethics.