Upper Columbia River Group


Winter Waters 2013

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Patsy Clark Mansion

- click here for event slide show -

Celebrating  &  Honoring

(click on boxes to learn more about honorees)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

for their ground-breaking work to 
clean up Columbia River pollution

Watershed Hero Award 


Patty Martin

for her work to protect public health in the largely Hispanic community of Quincy, WA at risk from massive data centers.

Environmental Justice Award


Thank you!

Event Sponsors:

Short Cressman & Burgess PLLC

Eymann Allison Hunter Jones, P.S. 

Smith & Lowney, PLLC

Jeff Lambert, EnviroScience

Fred Christ Painting

Bruce Gage, EcoDepot

Food & Beverage Donors:

Victor Azar

Patti Bailey

Irene Burda

Fred Christ

Carolyn Connelly

Connie Connelly and Bob Horrock

Brooks Goode

Heron Pond Farm

Carrie Holtan

Kay Jay’s Candy (Carol McDonald)

Bea Lackaff

Jeff Lambert

Luxe Coffee House

Sam Mace

Many Rock Farms (Kevin Tunison)

Natural Start Coffee (Jessica McFarland)

Neato Burrito (Patty Tully & Tim Lannigan)

Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Rachael Paschal Osborn

Pleasant Prairie (Lauri Williams)

Rosauers Supermarket (on 14th)

Joyce Roskelley

Paula Whitson

Jacqui Halvorson surveys the delicious array of foods


Marc Schillios & Colleen Miller

Rich Leon

Karen Dorn Steel serving chocolate - peanut butter cake.

Spokane Tribal Chairman Rudy Peone welcomes people to Winter Waters.

Our Planning Committee & Incredible Volunteers !

Fred Christ

Carolyn Connelly

Shallan Knowles

Bea Lackaff

Jeff Lambert

Carolyn Leon

Sam Mace

Ryan Nash

Rachael Paschal Osborn

Amy Peterson

Brandy Reynecke

Suzanne Skinner

Paula Whitson


LaRae Wiley (with Chris Parkin), made possible by support from Mike Connelly

LaRae Wiley

Musician | Salish School of Spokane, Executive Director

A special thanks to Rusty Nelson for presenting the Environmental Justice Award, and to Mary Verner, the Watershed Hero Award.  A special thanks to Steve Jones and his law firm for opening the mansion to Winter Waters.

Steve Jones, welcoming people to the Patsy Clark Mansion

News Room

  1. -Spokesman Review

  2. -Indian Country News

  3. -The Fig Tree

Watershed Hero Awards

- Colville Tribes (2013)


  1. - Deb Abrahamson (2012)

  2. - Mary Verner (2012)


Dick Rivers, MD (2011)


Stan Miller (2010)

Ken Lustig (2010)


  1. -Buell & Donna Hollister (2009)

  2. -Jane Cunningham & Julian Powers (2009)


  1. -Cherie Rodgers (2008)

Environmental Justice Award

  1. -Patty Martin (2013)

Bea Lackaff and Fred Christ serving beverages.
A special “thank you” to our event sponsors.