Upcoming Events:


May 8th 2019 – GiveBIG!

Big news! CELP is participating in GiveBIG once again. The one-day online giving campaign will support your local non-profits in their efforts to make Washington an even better place to live. During the 24 hour giving window on May 8th, we encourage you give to CELP so we can continue to protect Washington’s waters through education, advocacy, policy reform, and public interest litigation.
For more information on GiveBIG and ways to get involved, contact Devon at

May 30-31 2019 – One River: Ethics Matter Conference

The sixth annual “One River, Ethics Matter” conference will be held in Castlegar BC, at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia Rivers – and a confluence of history and ethics.

Today we face the challenges of climate change, including glacial melt, increased fire activity, and warming river-reservoir temperatures lethal to fish. The 2019 One River, Ethics Matter conference will explore remedial options through respectful dialogue and further public education specifically regarding the Columbia River Treaty by the following considerations:  (1) adding a third Treaty purpose co-equal to existing Treaty purposes of hydropower and flood control, and (2) new approaches to ethical governance of the river that strengthen river and community resiliency, restore salmon and other fisheries, and right historic wrongs done to the Upper Columbia River region, indigenous peoples, and other citizens of the watershed.

June 20th – Celebrate Waters

Join the Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP) for our annual fundraising event, Celebrate Water, on Thursday, June 20th!
Help us commemorate another successful year of CELP’s work advocating for Washington’s rivers and streams. We will also be presenting Larry Wasserman with the Ralph W. Johnson Water Hero Award for his activism which ultimately secured improved protections and management of our state’s water resources. We will also be hosting a silent auction featuring great items and gift certificates from Patagonia, the Mariners, and more!

What: Celebrate Water 2019

When: Thurs. June 20th, 2019

Where: Ivar’s Salmon House

Time: 5:30pm – 8pm*


***Join CELP for a one-hour CLE just before our Celebrate Waters event from 4 to 5 pm. More details to come.


Get your tickets HERE!!




CELP hosts many events each calendar year.   We hope to see you at one soon!