Back in 2001, the Cedar River Watershed Education Center opened its 4-acre campus on the shores of Rattlesnake Lake. During the last decade, it has become an innovative and inspirational gateway to learn about Seattle’s protected Cedar River Watershed.
One of our original unfunded goals was the restoration of native plants for the entire landscape surrounding the Center. Until 2011, the Center was encircled by a sea of non-native invasive knotweed and blackberry.
In 2013, Seattle Public Utilities and the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed teamed up for a five-year, $72,000 King Conservation District grant to remove all invasive plants and replant with 2,000 native shrubs, ferns, and trees.
Restoration project goals:
- Engage volunteers in the Center’s restoration effort
- Share environment stewardship and restoration practices with the community
- Create a self-sustaining native plant landscape
Leave your mark and help restore the Center grounds! Join us on April 26th for the 2014 Earth Day restoration event and celebration.