Water Stories

Personal Celebrations of Water

Leading up to our biggest event of the year – Celebrate Water – we will be highlighting Washington residents from across the state and their intrinsic connections to Washington’s diverse waters. These heartfelt, personal celebrations of water will together, highlight the vital importance of healthy amounts of clean, flowing water in our communities.


We will be featuring one new story each day. Click on the individual’s below to read about their story!


Celebrate Water is June 20th! For more info & tickets – visit: https://celebratewater2019.brownpapertickets.com/

Individual Water Stories



Dave McCoy – Owner of Emerald Water Anglers and Dave McCoy Photography, Patagonia and Costa Ambassador and dad!


Penny Mabie – Project manager at Enviro Issues, passionate fly angler, and all around conservationist.


Bridget Moran – Conservationist, writer, natural resource field technician, and manager of both North Sound Trout Unlimited & North Sound Women on the Fly.


Josh Mills – A resident of Spokane, Josh is statewide activist, conservation writer, and board member of the Wild Steelhead Coalition – you can find him on the water pursuing anadromous fish, or writing for his blog: Chucking Line & Chasing Tail. Josh is a champion for public water and land, and we’re excited to share a little about him!