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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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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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Flowers in foreground with Reflection Lake body of water midground. Trees and mountain in the background.

Washington Water Watch: June 2020 Edition

Letter from the Executive Director Dear friends of CELP,We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. As CELP staff continues into its fourth month of working from home, we continue to stay focused on our mission, but our work continues…

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Honoring Spokane businesses, American Whitewater for River Protection

For Immediate Release (February 26) Honoring event will launch campaign to protect Spokane River, a test case for rivers statewide Contacts: Tom Soeldner  509.270-6995 John Osborn  509.939-1290 Summary: The 13th annual Winter Waters celebration is jointly hosted by…

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