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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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- 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!
- Learn about our 2013 Watershed Tours and Programs.
- 2013-2014 School Programs registration is now closed - Waitlist Ok.
- 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.