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WASHINGTON WATER TRUST

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
is Back on December 9th!

Join us on Thursday, December 9th at 6:30 pm (PST) for our 8th annual hosting of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour! This year the event will be held online. Enjoy an inspiring evening of nature, adventure and conservation films from the comfort of your own home all while supporting the restoration of Washington’s rivers & streams! Visit our News + Events page to see this year’s film lineup or click the button below to purchase your ticket!

What We Do

Our mission is to protect and restore healthy rivers and streams across Washington so that fish, farms and communities can thrive for generations. We craft smart, collaborative solutions to our freshwater challenges that will withstand the test of time in our rapidly changing world.

Our Focus Areas

We focus our work in the following four areas:

  • Helping Rivers Flow
  • Reconnecting Water in the Landscape
  • Planning for Future Water Use
  • Developing Alternative Water Sources

Our Approach

Collaborative
We engage all water users for collective buy in

Creative
Our team crafts smart, evidence-based solutions

Transformative
We create lasting change for a rapidly changing world

Washington's Freshwater

Is There Enough?

Commonly thought of as a water-rich state, Washington's freshwater resources are at risk from past mismanagement, climate change, and increasing demand. The good news is we are doing something about it.

Our Impact

Since 1998, we have worked across the state from the San Juan Islands to the Palouse restoring water to thousands of river miles in more than 50 rivers and streams.

See Our Impact

You can help Washington's beautiful rivers and streams flow full and cool tomorrow and into the future

One-time Donation
Recurring Donation
Vehicle Donation
How To Support Us

News + Events

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is back on Dec. 9th! Check out this year’s film lineup!

Join Washington Water Trust at 6:30 pm PST on Thursday, December 9th for an inspiring and exciting evening of nature, adventure and conservation short films! The event will be held online which means you don't have to brave the dark rainy winter weather to attend - rather, put those PJs on, snuggle up and be prepared to laugh, cry and be inspired to make our world a better place!

Job Openings: Two Project Manager Positions

Our project team is in a period of dynamic growth as we respond to worsening water resource shortages in watersheds across the state that are being amplified by climate change. There are two Project Manager positions available, one each out of our Ellensburg, WA and Seattle, WA offices. Other locations within the state may be considered.

Washington’s Freshwater Under Stress from Drought

On July 14th the Washington State Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for the entire state with the exception of Seattle, Tacoma, and Everett. Despite substantial snowpack accumulation over the winter and promising water supply forecasts, the second driest spring in Washington since 1895 combined with high temperatures this summer has led to acute snow melt and critical conditions for Washington’s freshwater.

Video: Can Recycled Water Help Save Salmon in the Sammamish?

In case you missed it the first time around, learn how Washington Water Trust and partners are exploring recycled water as a food crop irrigation source in the Sammamish Valley and how it could benefit salmon in the Sammamish and beyond.

Get to Know WWT’s Newest Team Members

Over the past year, we are thrilled to have added three new fantastic staff members: Sarah Dymecki, Nicole Gutierrez and Aiman Shahpurwala who have each kindly taken a moment to share their interests, experiences and roles at WWT. Get to know these amazing WWT team members!

Understanding and Monitoring Drought in Washington

The Washington State Department of Ecology monitors developing drought conditions each year. They use information such as snow pack accumulation, precipitation, temperature, and historic and current weather patterns to assess drought conditions statewide. However, it's not just the state that monitors drought conditions, the public can play an important role as well.

Join us for a free online event to learn how recycled water can play a role in saving salmon in the Sammamish and beyond

Did you know recycled water is used in other states as a sustainable irrigation source for edible food crops but it is not yet widely being used for the same purpose here in Washington? Join us for a free online event on April 7th to learn how we are exploring recycled water as a food crop irrigation source in the Sammamish Valley and how it could lead to helping salmon in the Sammamish and beyond.

WWT raises $17,000 through Wild & Scenic Film Festival thanks to fantastic support from donors!

THANK YOU to everyone who tuned into our 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 10, 2020. The online event turned out to be a great success with 140 households tuning in from around the country and helping us raise $17,000 to restore cool, clean freshwater to Washington's rivers in streams!