CELP is Washington's Water Watchdog

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy’s mission is to protect Washington State’s rivers and aquifers by advocating for science-based, sustainable water management in the legislature and courts, and with government agencies.

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Why Water Matters

Water is our most finite and precious natural resource. Yet, we are failing to protect this life-sustaining resource, and depleting our rivers and aquifers.

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We use our expertise in water law and policy to advocate for sustainable stewardship of Washington’s ground and surface waters.

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Adam Wicks-Arshack begins the prayer vigil at Fort Colville, Kettle Falls, WA. Photo by John Roskelley.

Washington Water Watch (August 2014 Edition)

Did you miss our August Edition of Washington Water Watch in your inbox? Click here to view the PDF version of our newsletter. Don’t miss out on our update on the protection of Similkameen Falls and an excellent recap of the Columbia River Treaty Multifaith Prayer Vigils!

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Similkameen Falls Focus of CELP Protection Efforts

Rachael Paschal Osborn, Senior Policy Advisor The Similkameen Falls sit below Enloe dam on the Similkameen River, located about 4 miles northwest of the town of Oroville in Okanogan County.  The Falls are an important cultural resource for the Lower Similkameen Indian Band and the Confederated Colville Tribes.   The Similkameen is also a popular recreational […]

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