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Professor Emeritus Robert Anderson, Water Hero 2020

Professor Emeritus Robert Anderson served for decades as a law professor and Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington. He is also an Oneida Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and visiting…

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Washington Water Watch: November Edition

As the year approaches its end, we have all had to rethink how we do many things including work, school, birthdays and holidays. But that hasn’t stopped us from doing our work to protect and restore our river flows through…

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Nicole Harris Shares Her Water Story

Nicole is an educator, Eastern Washington resident, and Snoqualmie Tribal Member. Water has always held a special role in my life. Since I was a child, I have always known water to be a place gathering and enjoying company of…

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Michelle Magers Shares Her Water Story

Michelle is a Spokane resident who grew up on a ranch in southwestern Montana and has a love for spending time outdoors. Q: What is your relationship to water? A: Growing up on a ranch in the mountains of southwestern…

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Maria Anderson Shares Her Water Story

Maria is the Farm Manager at Elk Run Farm which grows fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the 13 food banks of the South King County Food Coalition. Located on 4.5 acres of an old golf course in suburban Maple Valley,…

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Washington Water Watch: August Edition

Dear friends of CELP, As the summer winds down in this crazy year, I hope you all got a chance to get out and recreate on Washington's amazing rivers and streams, a great way to recharge from the stress we…

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Spokane River Instream Flow

Since 1891, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has been recording flow rates in the Spokane River; over that 130 year period, the data has revealed a steady decline in river flow. As the impacts of the climate crisis progress,…

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Advocating for Nooksack River Adjudication

During the 2019 legislative session, the state directed and provided funding to the Department of Ecology to assess watersheds that would benefit most from a water right adjudication process. Adjudication is one tool in our water management toolbox. It is…

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