Water Stories

Personal Celebrations of Water

Washington residents from across the state share their intrinsic connections to Washington’s diverse waters. These heartfelt, personal celebrations of water will together, highlight the vital importance of healthy amounts of clean, flowing water in our communities.

If you are interested in sharing your water story simply send a few photos of yourself with water and a couple paragraphs talking about the role water has played in your life and its significance to you to development@celp.org. Be sure to include what your favorite watershed is in Washington.

Click on the individual’s below to read their story!

Individual Water Stories

Dave McCoy – Owner of Emerald Water Anglers and Dave McCoy Photography, Patagonia and Costa Ambassador and dad!

Penny Mabie – Project manager at Enviro Issues, passionate fly angler, and all around conservationist.

Bridget Moran – Conservationist, writer, natural resource field technician, and manager of both North Sound Trout Unlimited & North Sound Women on the Fly.

Josh Mills – A resident of Spokane, Josh is statewide activist, conservation writer, and board member of the Wild Steelhead Coalition – you can find him on the water pursuing anadromous fish, or writing for his blog: Chucking Line & Chasing Tail. Josh is a champion for public water and land, and we’re excited to share a little about him!

Maria Anderson- Farm Manager at Elk Run Farm in Maple Valley, where they grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the South King County Food Coalition, a nonprofit network of the twelve food banks in their region.

Graeme Lee Rowlands- An educator, researcher, writer, and organizer, Graeme coordinates work on the Columbia River Treaty and other watershed topics between many organizations and people. You can read more about him at https://graemeleerowlands.com/

Michelle Magers– Spokane Resident, raised in Montana, lover of water and nature.

Nicole Harris– Educator, Eastern Washington resident, and Snoqualmie tribal member