Current Priorities and Opportunities

2022 Priorities

CELP’s priorities are protecting and restoring adequate, healthy streamflows, honoring tribal rights and partnering with Tribes on water issues, adding and increasing water use efficiency standards and water conservation efforts, advocating for sustainable and equitable water policies and management, and increasing collaboration on water issues.

We will continue to support river basin adjudication efforts. We are working with stakeholders to stop water speculation and improve our water trust and banking systems.

2022 Opportunities

Summer Legal Internship

See Employment & Internships postings here

2021 Priorities

Our priorities this year are getting Streamflow Restoration Plans approved and getting water restoration and mitigation projects in these plans funded. We are also working to help get the adjudications of the Nooksack and Colville watersheds started and working with Ecology to restart instream flow setting for unprotected watersheds.

We are also looking for ways to stay connected to our community. In this virtual world we always appreciate support on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be see opportunities to advocate for our waters, stay connected, keep updated on water news, and learn about our work and our waters.

CELP hired a new Water Policy & Outreach Coordinator, Hillary Rose, feel free to reach out to her at

Outreach priorities in 2020: Olympic Peninsula

CELP recently helped defend the Dungeness Watershed Instream Flow rule on behalf of Ecology and scored a major win for water resources in the North Olympic Peninsula. However, the fight to ensure freely flowing rivers sufficient to support salmon is far from over. Because the Peninsula contains some of the last remaining pristine river habitat in Washington, conversationalists are faced with a unique opportunity to preserve what we have rather than restore what has been degraded.

Outreach in 2020 is focused on connections and activities on the Olympic peninsula to build support for smart water policy. We want to ensure that good management plans such as the Dungeness rule become the standard for conservation, and that there is a community willing to stand up against policies that would threaten rivers and water resources.

Upcoming Events:

TBA- most outreach events have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We are hoping to do more virtually this spring and summer. We will update this page as opportunities arise.

Contact Us

Are you looking to make partnerships? Would you like CELP to participate in your event or speak to your group/community? Do you just want to talk about working together to protect rivers and water? We would love to hear from you! CELP is always interested in pursuing new partnerships and opportunities, please reach out at