CLE Workshop Series “Municipal Water Law: Where are we now?” CANCELLED
When: January 31st- February 4th
Partners: RE Sources, North Sound Baykeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, Twin Harbors Waterkeeper, and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
RENEW Act (SB 5697)- support — dead
Setting domestic wastewater discharge fees (SB 5585)- support
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. This year we honored Sharon Haensly, staff 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.
When: December 9th
Where: Ivar’s Salmon House and livestreaming on CELP’s Facebook page
A huge thank you to our sponsors, attendees, and supporters. Together, we raised over $16,000 for CELP to continue our important work protecting waters in Washington and fighting for sustainable and equitable water policies and management. THANK YOU!
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)
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.