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Professor William H. Rodgers Jr., Water Hero 2016

William, a Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Washington, is widely recognized as a founder of and leading expert on U.S. Environmental Law. Instrumental in writing some of the nation's earliest environmental laws that ushered in the “environmental…

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Dr. John Osborn, Water Hero 2017

John was raised in Bellingham, WA, and Boise, ID. His mother Idaho’s first nurse practitioner—introduced him to medicine while his father and fishing partner introduced him to Puget Sound and the rivers of Idaho. Today, John is a physician at…

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Water Heroes 2018

Sara Foster, Laura Leigh Brakke, David Stalheim, Eric Hirst, Wendy Harris These five honorees started out as concerned citizens who simply saw an issue and asked what they could do. Their tenacity eventually brought them to the Washington Supreme Court…

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Larry Wasserman, Water Hero 2019

With decades of work experience as an environmental policy manager, Larry has an extraordinary and distinguished record of activism. He received a B.A. in biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976 and a master’s degree…

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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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Sharon Haensly, Water Hero 2021

Sharon has practiced law since 1988. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University (1981), and a law degree from the University of Oregon (1988). She has been a staff attorney with the Squaxin Island…

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Kimberly Ordon aka KO, Water Hero 2021

Kimberly Ordon is a graduate of the University of Colorado (BA 1976; MA 1980) and of Lewis & Clark Law School (JD 1985).  Kimberly started her legal career representing tribes at the Native American Program of Oregon Legal Services in…

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