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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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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Icicle Creek: a win for waters of Washington

News Release:  May 18, 2018 Fish Hatchery polluting Icicle Creek at center of ruling allowing Washington State to protect state waters Contacts – Dan Von Seggern, Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP),  206.829-8299 Kurt Beardslee, Wild Fish Conservancy, 425-788-1167 On May 14 the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) ruled against the U.S. […]

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