Cedar River Watershed Education Center

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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 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.  

Watershed exhibit experience 

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.  

School field trips 

Take a virtual field trip to learn about our watershed, the water cycle, and where your water comes from. To inquire about in-person field trips, email crwprograms@seattle.gov.


Students collect water samples at the shore of a lake.