How We Work

boy with fish CELP’s vision for the future is that Washington State will have adequate and sustainable water supplies to support healthy ecosystems, thriving fish and wildlife, and robust communities. CELP works to achieve this through:

  • Hands-on assistance to citizen activists, tribes, and communities working to save their drinking water and rivers
  • Advocacy and legislative reform through:
    • Working in Olympia to improve water management laws and to stop bills that have the potential to harm rivers and aquifers
    • Advocating for science-based water policy with local, state, and federal agencies
    • Collaborating with other stakeholders and agencies to solve water problems
  • Public education and voices for water
    • Seminars and workshops about current issues in water law and the state of our water resources
    • Production of videos about key water issues in the state, and the people who make a difference
  • Litigation to protect the public’s interest in water
    • When our advocacy and collaborative efforts fall short, CELP will bring targeted litigation to protect the public’s interest in our rivers and aquifers