Join us to Celebrate Water! June 7 at Ivar's Salmon House

An evening to celebrate river and aquifer advocacy, and to honor our five recipients of the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award.

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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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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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How We Work

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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Patagonia to host Tribes’ film “United by Water”

Film:  United by Water July 12,  7 p.m.  Patagonia Seattle  2100 1st Ave, Seattle  Orcas depend on Columbia River salmon for survival.  Seattle is powered partly by Columbia River dams.  The Trump and Trudeau Administrations are excluding tribes, First Nations from treaty negotiations about the future of the Columbia River.  This film is timely, and […]

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Remembering Vanport Flood’s double tragedy

News Release: May 23, 2018 4:05 p.m. Memorial Day: A moment of silence to remember the double tragedy of the Vanport Flood Canadians, impacted by resulting Treaty, ask Americans to rethink flood risk management in the lower Columbia River Basin Canadian-United States Treaty Negotiations to start May 29 – the day following Vanport Flood memorial […]

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