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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Experience the Cedar River Watershed

4/22/2013  8:33:00 AM
Lisa Lange, (206) 733-9421 or Chris Holland, (206) 615-0831
SPU Customer Service  (206) 684-3000

Experience the Cedar River Watershed
Cedar River Watershed Education Center

NEAR NORTH BEND, Wash.  Do you know where Seattle’s high quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities this year for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend, and enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake. Signup for a tap water tour, a family waterfall tour, or walking tour of the historic town sites of Cedar Falls or Taylor. Better yet, venture into the protected watershed for a full-day guided trip to see the connection between the watershed’s protected rivers, lakes, forests, wetlands, and your tap water.

Get outside, explore, and experience your watershed.

Registration for programs is now open!

Find us at: - select “Public and Group Tours” for the 2013 Catalog.

WHEN: Watershed tours, programs, and family experiences all year long

TO REGISTER: Registration is required. Call (206) 733-9421 or email:

COST: Center has FREE admission and programs range from $5 to $15 per person

WHERE: The Cedar River Watershed Education Center, just east of North Bend (about 32 miles from downtown Seattle). Web link:

DIRECTIONS: From I-90 going East take Exit 32 (436th Ave.) Turn right at the end of the off-ramp. Follow the road (436th Ave. SE, Cedar Falls Rd. SE) for about 2.5 miles to Rattlesnake Lake. Continue past the lake, with the lake on your right side, until you reach the Cedar River Watershed Education Center. View map

In addition to providing more than 1.3 million customers in the Seattle metropolitan area with a reliable water supply, SPU provides essential sewer, drainage, solid waste, and engineering services that safeguard public health, maintain the City’s infrastructure and protect, conserve, and enhance the region's environmental resources.

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