Cedar River Watershed newsletter, Issue 14
Discover Learn Connect
Connecting people to the source of Seattle's drinking water, inspiring confidence, stewardship and sustainability.
Questions? Comments? Contact Cedar River Watershed Education Center
or (206) 733-9421

How Much Do You Know About Wild Animals in Washington?

Elk in snow

An elk foraging in the snow. What is he eating?

Do bears hibernate? Where do elk go in the winter? What birds spend their winter at Rattlesnake Lake? Who left those tracks in your backyard?

Find the answers to these, and many other, questions at Wondering About Wildlife on January 2, 2015 at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center in North Bend. This event is free and open to all ages. Join us for this fun, daylong, event during winter break. There are activities for everyone that include: making crafts, going on animal track scavenger hunts, finding out what an owl ate for lunch, taking a nature walk, and enjoying stories and presentations from local wildlife experts. Hot drinks and snacks are provided. Bring a lunch and join us for the whole day! Activities are indoor and out, so wear layers and bring along some warm clothes. For more information, please call (206) 733-9421 or email us at crwprograms@seattle.gov.

Did You Know?

Visitors on guided tour

Visitors enjoy a guided winter walk.

What can you do about the dark of winter? In the dark cool wet months of winter getting outside is great for your health. One hour of aerobic exercise outside, even on a cloudy day, is equal to 2.5 hours of light treatment. Getting outside won’t only brighten your mood it can help you fight the flu. The closed-up indoors is a great growing environment for germs. Going outside increases your body’s microflora, boosting your immune system and helping you fight cold and flu pathogens. So resist the urge to hibernate and come to the Education Center. Join us for our winter weekend programs and hikes.

Breaking News

Winter Weekend Programs

January and February, every Saturday and Sunday – 1:30 p.m., programs last 1-2 hours.

Grab your family and friends for a day of wild delight, both inside and out at the Center and Rattlesnake Lake.

Programs are free, and registration is recommended as space may be limited.

With so much to experience, pack a lunch and stay for the whole day!

Directions to the Center

Winter Hours

Starting Tuesday November 1, the Center switches to winter hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. This schedule is effective through the end of March 2015.

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Visit Us

Education Center

19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045

November thru March
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

April thru October
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Lake Recreation Area

19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045
All Year
6:00 a.m. – Dusk

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