Outreach priorities in 2019: 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 2019 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. To get involved with these efforts or other initiatives, review this page for upcoming opportunities and contact Nick Manning at nmanningatcelp.org with questions, comments, or volunteer inquiries.
During the 2019 legislative session, CELP was able to bring a wide array of organizations, scientists, activists, and citizens to Olympia to meet with their legislators about issues specific to Washington’s water resources. In 2020, we want to get even more involvement. If you would like to learn how to lobby, are interested in meeting your legislators about specific water issues, or just want to help out, we would love to have you join us this year. To be included in communications regarding planning for 2020, contact Nick Manning (nmanningatcelp.org).
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 to Nick Manning (nmanningatcelp.org)