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The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is a regional education facility created as a gathering place to connect people with the source of their water. Nestled above the shores of Rattlesnake Lake (pdf) in the Cascade foothills, the Center is a gateway to the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, which provides drinking water for 70% of the 1.4 million people living in the greater Seattle area.

The Center provides opportunities for thousands of visitors to learn about the complex issues surrounding the region's drinking water, forests and wildlife. There are a variety of ways to connect to the source of your water and the Cedar River Watershed.

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Upcoming Activities


  • The 2014 Cedar River Watershed catalog is now available. Learn more and register now for one of our Watershed Tours and Programs.
  • 2013-2014 School Programs registration is now closed - Waitlist schools accepted, register to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Open for weekends year-round, check the Center hours.
  • Read and subscribe to our watershed newsletter.
  • Find out more about renting rooms at the Education Center.

The $7 million Cedar River Watershed Education Center opened on October 2001. Funding for the Center was through a partnership between the City of Seattle and the non-profit Friends of the Cedar River Watershed.

Links to other sites

Current Education Center Weather Conditions
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
Saving Water Partnership