Cedar River Watershed Education Center

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The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Find information and updates on the Education Center webpage.  

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 in the Cascade foothills, the Center is a gateway to the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, which provides drinking water for 70% of the customers of Saving Water Partnership water utilities.  

Field trips and tours of the Cedar River Watershed are available for school groups and the general public. 

School field trips 

The Cedar River Watershed offers free 4th and 5th grade naturalist-led watershed education field programs to public and private schools in the spring and fall. 

Public education programs and tours 

The Cedar River Watershed offers a variety of programs and tours that allow visitors of all ages to connect to the source of your water and learn more about the history, forests, and wildlife of the watershed. 

Watershed exhibit experience 

Stop by anytime the Education Center is open to the public to take advantage of the award-winning, self-guided exhibit hall. Learn about the water cycle, discover stories of the past and present, and investigate our drinking water source.  


Students works together to complete an activity while on a field trip of the watershed
Students collect water samples at the shore of a lake.