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Mickey Gendler, Water Hero 2008

Mickey is a public interest environmental lawyer who has represented countless environmental groups and individuals to protect and restore Washington’s shorelines, waterways and natural resources.

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Nancy Rust, Water Hero 2006

A member of Washington State's House of Representatives from 1981-1996, Nancy began a life of political activism by joining the League of Women Voters in the mid-1950s. As a member of the League, Nancy worked on voter registration campaigns, numerous…

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Benella Caminiti, Water Hero 2004

Benella holds a BS in Zoology from the University of California Santa Barbara and worked as a research analyst in New York until she moved to Seattle in 1964 to take a job with the University of Washington's Regional Primate…

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Rachel Paschal Osborn, Water Hero 2001

Throughout her career, Rachel has been a staunch defender of the public interest, providing representation to Indigenous Tribes, environmental NGOs, labor unions, and small communities. Also a dedicated educator, her commitment to inspiring the next generation of water law and…

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