It takes a stellar team to restore and protect rivers and streams in Washington. Our people are how Washington Water Trust has made such an incredible impact for more than 25 years. We've welcomed three new staff members to WWT in the last year. Meet them in this blog post!
We are seeking a collaborative Project Manager who is enthusiastic about working in rural communities. This team member will partner with landowners, tribes, conservation districts, land trusts, and govt. agencies to implement projects with lasting benefits to fish, streams, and communities. Learn more about the role and apply today!
Climate change is putting our snowpack at risk. We need to restore and protect as much water instream as we can now. A key piece to ensuring healthy flows and climate resilience is using more sustainable water sources like recycled water. Learn how WWT is testing recycled water for farm irrigation in the Sammamish Valley.
From enhancing flows for fish during drought to protecting water instream forever and advancing new conservation methods, 2023 was a big year in our work to restore and protect rivers and streams across Washington. Check out some of our conservation impact highlights in this post!
At Washington Water Trust, we're laser-focused on what makes a stream a stream: the water! For 25 years, our supporters have helped us restore flows when and where needed most. With the growing demands on our freshwater and climate change, however, we need your help to do more. Give back to the rivers and streams you love by making a tax-deductible gift to WWT. All donations will be matched up to $15,000 through Dec. 31!
Washington Water Trust will host benefit screenings of the 17th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre in Walla Walla on Thurs, Nov. 9 and at Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg on Thurs, Nov. 16! Proceeds benefit our work for healthy rivers and streams across the state. Learn more and buy tickets today!
Washington Water Trust announced that Amazon Web Services, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, and other community partners supported a drought relief program in Clallam County on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula that enhanced stream flows to help ensure healthy salmon runs in the Dungeness River. The Dungeness River is one of the most productive and critical salmon-bearing rivers in the Puget Sound region.
2023 began with promise for Washington’s rivers and streams. Reservoirs were full, soils were refilling with slowly melting snow, and Washington skiers were enjoying the slopes later in the season than usual. However, three months later, Washington was facing the reality of yet another extreme drought. What happened? And how would water resource professionals respond?
We have good news to report from eastern Washington! We recently closed a major water right acquisition in the Walla Walla River Basin and streamflow monitoring is showing that our long-term efforts to keep the Teanaway River flowing in the face of climate change and drought are succeeding.