Cedar River Watershed
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The City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed is carefully managed to support and supply clean drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area. The watershed covers 90,638 acres and is owned by the City of Seattle. Come explore and learn about this remarkable rain-soaked landscape by visiting the Cedar River Watershed Education Center or attending one of our many tours. For a primer, feast your eyes and view our Watershed slideshow.
Watershed Tour Information
Winter's snows are melting fast in the City's mountain watersheds. Check out the Education Center for center hours, current weather conditions, and upcoming tours, programs, and field trips.
The Cedar River Watershed hosts a rich diversity of plants, animals, and habitats.
- Bring your family to the 2014 Cedar River Salmon Journey. Join us during October weekends for this fun, free, and family-friendly program.
- The 2014 Cedar River Watershed catalog is now available. Learn more and register now for one of our Watershed Tours and Programs.
- The Cedar Falls waterfall area will be closed for construction projects during the 2014 and 2015 tour seasons. All other tour stops remain open. The waterfall area will open again for the 2016 Tour season.
- Registration for 2014-2015 School Programs opens June 1.
- Read our watershed newsletter and learn about the watershed’s rich history. Our newsletter features stories that you can't find elsewhere on the website.
- Learn more about the watershed's remarkable biodiversity.
- How it is being protected and restored by the City under its 50-year Habitat Conservation Plan.
- How Seattle Public Utilities manages our clean drinking water supply and treatment at Cedar River.
- Learn about the history of the watershed.