Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering to reclaim the
Cedar River Watershed Education Center for native plants!
|Cedar River Watershed Education Center (source)|
Date: Saturday April 20, 2013
Meeting Place: Cedar River Watershed Education Center (19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE North Bend, WA 98045)
For more information: Click here
If you live in Seattle, chances are excellent that your tap water comes from the Cedar River Watershed. From the Friends of the Cedar River website:
“The upper watershed is a protected area known as the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. About 90,000 acres, or 143 square miles, is owned by the City of Seattle and managed as an ecological preserve to provide drinking water for about one million King County residents. The municipal watershed is one of only six protected watersheds in the country, and is the only municipal watershed owned by the people it serves.
|Chester Morse Reservoir- Drinking water holding area (source)|
A tour of the protected watershed is an amazing opportunity to see the source of Seattle’s drinking water! Volunteering on Saturday is a fantastic way to contribute to the health of your watershed!
Washington Wild works to protect Washington’s wild waters
Washington Wild works to protect Washington’s watersheds through various place-based campaigns. Currently we are working on protecting wild waters in the following campaigns: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Additions, Wild Olympics, Cascades Wild, and Volcano Rivers.
Follow these links for more information about the Cedar River Watershed:
Seattle Public Utilities
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed
If you would like to volunteer on Saturday, please RSVP to Christine Scheele (christine[at]wawild.org) no later than Thursday April 18th.
P.S. – After improving the Cedar River Watershed, there will be a Brewshed gathering at Snoqualmie Brewery (8032 Falls Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie, WA) in Snoqualmie at 3:30pm. The Brewshed project celebrates the link between water from clean healthy watersheds making better beer. Watershed improvement and watershed/Brewshed celebration all in one day?! Yes! This event is open to folks of all ages! Click here for more information.