Cedar River Watershed
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The City of Seattle’s Cedar River Municipal Watershed is carefully managed to support and supply clean drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area. The watershed covers 90,638 acres and is owned by the City of Seattle. Come explore and learn about this remarkable rain-soaked landscape by visiting the Cedar River Watershed Education Center or attending one of our many tours. For a primer, feast your eyes and view our Watershed slideshow.
Watershed Tour Information
Winter's snows are melting fast in the City's mountain watersheds. Check out the Education Center for center hours, current weather conditions, and upcoming tours, programs, and field trips.
The Cedar River Watershed hosts a rich diversity of plants, animals, and habitats.
- Join us for our annual Wondering about Wildlife (pdf) all-age fun day, Friday December 27 from 10-3. Activities include wildlife presentations, crafts, nature walks and more. Free!
- 2013-2014 School Programs registration is now closed - Waitlist Ok.
- Read our watershed newsletter and learn about the watershed’s rich history.
- Learn about our 2013 Watershed Tours and Programs. The 2014 catalog arrives in March.
- Learn more about the watershed's remarkable biodiversity.
- How it is being protected and restored by the City under its 50-year Habitat Conservation Plan.
- How Seattle Public Utilities manages our clean drinking water supply and treatment at Cedar River.
- Learn about the history of the watershed.