Protecting Healthy Flows in the Spokane River

Protecting Healthy Flows in the Spokane River In 2015, the Washington Department of Ecology implemented an instream flow rule for the Spokane River that establishes summer flows that are so low as to threaten existing uses, including aquatic habitat for fish and...

Protecting Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Bull Trout, and Steelhead

Protecting Puget Sound Chinook Salmon, Bull Trout, and Steelhead The Puyallup River originates in glaciers along the slopes of Mount Rainier in the Cascade Mountains in Washington and flows through lands owned by the Puyallup Tribe to Commencement Bay in Puget Sound....

Restoring the Similkameen River by Removing Enloe Dam

Restoring the Similkameen River by removing Enloe Dam WELC is challenging a proposal to restart power generation at Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River in Washington state. The proposed power plant, if built, would mean that the 94 foot concrete wall that is Enloe Dam...

Saving Puget Sound

Saving Puget Sound The delicate Sound The Washington Department of Ecology has conducted decades of studies on the serious effects of nutrient and toxic pollution on Puget Sound, revealing a broad variety of water quality problems affecting the Sound, its marine life,...

Protecting Washington’s Atmosphere as a Public Trust

Protecting Washington’s Atmosphere as a Public Trust In 2014, on behalf of several youth climate activists and working in collaboration with Plant for the Planet, Climate Change for Families and Our Children’s Trust, WELC requested the Washington Department of...