Healing the Columbia River

September 28: modernizing a Treaty to sustain a river and its people in the 21st Century

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy is a statewide organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and restore Washington’s waters through education, policy reform, agency advocacy, and public interest litigation.

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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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Washington Water Watch: July & August Edition

In this issue: a recap of the 2017 legislative session, an article on the Wind watershed in Southwestern Washington, news from Ecology, and info on upcoming events! Read the July & August edition of Washington Water Watch here.

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Watersheds to Watch: WRIA 29a Wind

by Elan Ebeling WRIA 29a, known as the Wind watershed area, is located in southwestern Washington along the Columbia River, southwest of Mt. Adams. Although the Wind watershed was originally paired with the White Salmon watershed and collectively classified as WRIA 29, the initial planning unit disbanded due to disagreements in 2005. Subsequently, WRIA 29 […]

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