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CEDAR RIVER WATERSHED EDUCATION CENTER

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 1.4 million people living in the greater Seattle area.

LOST & (PUGET) SOUND VIDEO / TEACHING TOOLS

  • This film follows three teens who lose a key down a storm drain. View video (29 minutes).

     

  • Teaching guide and related lesson plans (grades 3 – 9), for copies contact Beth Miller.

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS

URBAN WATERSHED FIELD TRIPS

Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks offer naturalist-led educational programs about salmon and urban watersheds each fall at local creeks. Ask about scholarships for fees and transportation. Contact Seattle Parks to sign up (206) 684-0877. Student programs information (pdf).

STORM DRAIN MARKERS and STENCILING

Sign up for one of these outdoor projects to help educate your community about where our stormwater goes. Groups and individuals are welcome.

PIPERS CREEK SALMON STEWARDS

Each fall hundreds of salmon make their way into Seattle’s urban streams. Volunteer some of your weekend time to educate visitors about our urban watersheds and what they can do to help salmon and water quality. All the training you need is provided. Contact Bill Malatinsky

SALMON WATCHERS

King County Salmon Watchers spend 15 minutes per week in the fall observing local streams and counting salmon. There are hundreds of sites to choose from.

BROCHURES & HANDOUTS

Need educational materials for an event or a meeting? We have information on pet waste, car care, yard care, rain gardens, recycling and more. restoreourwaters@seattle.gov.

SEATTLE RELEAF TREE AMBASSADORS

The Seattle ReLeaf Tree Ambassador program trains Seattle residents to be local leaders in urban forest stewardship.

GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP

Green Seattle Partnership volunteer events are happening all over the city every weekend - it's easy to get involved!