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Check out all the ways to get involved, from pulling weeds to educational presentations! Volunteers must sign up 48 hours in advance to receive event directions. Some events have limited space.

April 19th
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Earth Day at Seward Park

Seattle ~ Sign Up Now!



Location: Seward Park map >

Event Description: Bring your family and friends out to celebrate Earth Day at Seward Park and restore shoreline habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed through the Green Seattle Partnership! Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forestland, home to eagles’ nests, old growth forest, miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, shoreline, beaches, and more. Join us along the shore of Lake Washington to weed invasive plants, build compost platforms, mulch recently planted native trees and shrubs, and restore habitat to a more natural and sustainable state. By working together, we will rejuvenate this site, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and create a lasting community legacy for years to come!
April 22nd
Tuesday
1:00pm-1:00am

Earth Day with World of Beer

two locations ~ RSVP Online >

Directions and More Details >


Location: World of Beer in Renton and Capitol Hill
                 1:00pm-1:00am ~ 822 N 10th Pl #305C, Renton, WA 98057 map >
                 3:00pm-1:00am ~ 500 East Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122 map >

World of BeerEvent Description: World of Beer will be fundraising for The Friends all day on Tuesday, April 22nd! Throughout the day, $1 per pint of a Sierra Nevada keg will be donated to The Friends. We’ll be on site between 7-9 pm. Come by for a pint of responsibly produced, environmentally friendly Sierra Nevada beer!
April 4th
Thursday
4:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with NW Peaks Brewery

Ballard ~ RSVP Online >

Directions and More Details >


Location: NW Peaks Brewery map >

NW Peaks BreweryEvent Description: Please join us to support local water by drinking a local beer! - we're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish watershed to brew their amazing craft beers. Bring your friends and have a beer for local water!
April 26th
Saturday
Starts at 9am

Fishy 5k Run

Hobart ~ RSVP Online >

Directions and More Details >


Location: Landsburg Park

Event Description: Tahoma High School senior Melissa McCandless is hosting a 5k run for her senior project. All proceeds will be donated to The Friends. Sign up on Facebook >
April 26th
Saturday
10:00am-3:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Earth Day along Rattlesnake Lake

North Bend ~ Sign Up Now!


Location: Cedar River Watershed Education Center map >

Event Description: Celebrate Earth Day by helping reclaim the Cedar River Education Center for native plants! This Cedar River Watershed sits on a site with a rich and varied history. Part of our past is represented by the many invasive plants that, until recently, have crowded out native species around our Education Center. Join us for Earth Day weekend as we reclaim this area for native plants that are good for fish and wildlife. Volunteers will help shape our future by planting natives plants, removing invasive plants, and mulching along Rattlesnake Lake. Join us to be a part of the story!

Following the restoration project, spend the afternoon celebrating the colorful history of land use with "Logger’s Tribute, NW timber community music and folklore" a performance by Snoqualmie Valley artist Bob Antone and friends. This FREE performance will be at the Education Center from 3:00-4:30pm.
April 26th
Saturday
3:00pm-4:30pm

Logger’s Tribute, Northwest Timber Community Music and Folklore

North Bend ~ RSVP


Location: Cedar River Watershed Education Center map >

Event Description: Come out to celebrate Earth Day at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center and spend the afternoon celebrating the colorful history of land use with "Logger’s Tribute, NW timber community music and folklore" a performance by Snoqualmie Valley artist Bob Antone and friends. This is a FREE performance open to all. Learn More >

Join us for the Earth Day habitat restoration project at the Education Center prior to the performance from 10:00am-3:00pm along Rattlesnake Lake!

May 3rd
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Shoreline Restoration at Sammamish Landing

Sammamish ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Sammamish Landing map >
                 4607 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

Event Description: Kickoff the Sammamish Landing restoration project with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and City of Sammamish! Sammamish Landing is an 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish and is the only stretch of shoreline property along Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within City limits. The southern section of Sammamish Landing contains invasive plants that threaten to spread and degrade habitat. Volunteers will work to restore this important shoreline to a more natural and sustainable state by removing invasive plants this spring and summer and replanting with native trees and shrubs in the fall. Come out to improve habitat by weeding invasive plants and creating compost platforms! This project offers a great opportunity to learn about the local environment, meet the community, and get involved for a good cause!
May 10th
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Shoreline Habitat Restoration

Seattle ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Seward Park map >

Event Description: Bring your family and friends out to Seward Park to restore shoreline habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed through the Green Seattle Partnership! Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forestland, home to eagles’ nests, old growth forest, miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, shoreline, beaches, and more. Join us along the shore of Lake Washington to weed invasive plants, build compost platforms, mulch exposed banks, and restore habitat to a more natural and sustainable state. By working together, we will rejuvenate this site, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and create a lasting community legacy for years to come!
May 15th
Thursday
4:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Cedar River Brewing & Sake Nomi

Seattle ~ 21 and Over

Directions and More Details >


Location: Sake Nomi Tasting Room in Pioneer Square map >
                 76 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Cedar River Brewing Company LogoEvent Description: Please join us to support local water by trying out some local sake! - we're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish Sake Nomi Logowatershed to brew their amazing products. Bring your friends to the Sake Nomi tasting room in Pioneer Square and have some Cedar River Brewing sake for local water - a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated!
May 17th
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Community Restoration at Sammamish Landing

Sammamish ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Sammamish Landing map >
                 4607 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

Event Description: Come out to improve local habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and City of Sammamish! Sammamish Landing is an 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish and is the only stretch of shoreline property along Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within City limits. The southern section of Sammamish Landing contains invasive plants that threaten to spread and degrade habitat. Volunteers will work to restore this important shoreline to a more natural and sustainable state by removing invasive plants this spring and summer and replanting with native trees and shrubs in the fall. Come out to improve habitat by weeding invasive plants and creating compost platforms! This project offers a great opportunity to learn about the local environment, meet the community, and get involved for a good cause!
May 29th
Thursday
4:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co

Seattle ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >


Location: Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co map >
                 4358 B Leary Ave NW

Bad Jimmy's Brewing CoEvent Description: Come Drink Local with The Friends and the brand-new Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co!  Please join us to support local water by drinking a local beer! We're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish watershed to brew their amazing craft beers. Bring your friends and have a beer for local water!
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Saturday
9:00am-1:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Mulching at Taylor Mountain Forest

Issaquah/Hobart ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Taylor Mountain Forest map >

Event Description: Come out to restore habitat at Taylor Mountain Forest with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks! Taylor Mountain Forest is a critical wildlife corridor that connects Tiger Mountain and the protected Cedar River Watershed. The forest features wetlands, streams, and wildlife such as bear, elk, cougars, cutthroat trout, and western toads. The mountain has miles of tails that can be utilized by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Volunteers will be helping to improve wildlife habitat and maintain restoration progress by mulching recently planted native trees and shrubs!
June 7th
Saturday
12:00pm-3:30pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party National Trails Day at Taylor Mountain

Issaquah/Hobart ~ FULL

Directions and More Details >


Location: Taylor Mountain Forest map >

Event Description: What Seattle-area native doesn't enjoy setting out on a trail to explore nature? Celebrate National Trails Day and improve a local trail system with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Taylor Mountain! Taylor Mountain Forest is a critical wildlife corridor that connects Tiger Mountain and the protected Cedar River Watershed. The forest features wetlands, streams, and wildlife such as bear, elk, cougars, cutthroat trout, and western toads. The mountain has miles of trails that can be utilized by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Volunteers will be helping to improve trail networks on the mountain. Join us for a day on the mountain! Ages 12 and up recommended.
June 7th
Saturday
5:00pm-12:00am

Dinner with The Friends at Bloom

Seattle ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >


Location: Bloom map >
                 5410 17th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107

Event Description: Join The Friends and Bloom for Dinner With Friends! Come enjoy fresh, seasonal, local cuisine at Ballard’s own Bloom restaurant. For one night only, Bloom will be donating 20% of the Bloom Restuarantevening’s proceeds to The Friends! Learn more about Bloom >
June 12th
Thursday
4:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Hi-Fi Brewing

Redmond ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >

June 14th
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Shoreline Habitat Restoration

Seattle ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Seward Park map >

Event Description: Bring your family and friends out to Seward Park to restore shoreline habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed through the Green Seattle Partnership! Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forestland, home to eagles’ nests, old growth forest, miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails, shoreline, beaches, and more. Join us along the shore of Lake Washington to weed invasive plants, build compost platforms, mulch exposed banks, and restore habitat to a more natural and sustainable state. By working together, we will rejuvenate this site, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and create a lasting community legacy for years to come!
June 21st
Saturday
9:00am-1:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Cedar River Restoration

Renton ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Belmondo Reach Natural Area map >

Event Description: Join Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks for a day of habitat restoration along the Cedar River at Belmondo Reach Natural Area! Belmondo Reach Natural Area is known as a high priority on the Cedar River for habitat conservation and restoration projects. This natural area contains a meandering bend of the river, great aquatic habitat for salmon and other fish. The Cedar River is a valuable resource for our community; its headwaters are in an ecological forest preserve that provides clean drinking water for over one million residents, it supports numerous recreational activities year-round, as well as federally-listed threatened salmon populations. Volunteers will help to maintain restoration progress by weeding a planting site!
June 21st
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Shoreline Restoration along Lake Sammamish

Sammamish ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Sammamish Landing map >
                 4607 East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

Event Description: Come out to improve local habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and City of Sammamish! Sammamish Landing is an 8.23 acre site located along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish and is the only stretch of shoreline property along Lake Sammamish that is in public ownership within City limits. The southern section of Sammamish Landing contains invasive plants that threaten to spread and degrade habitat. Volunteers will work to restore this important shoreline to a more natural and sustainable state by removing invasive plants this spring and summer and replanting with native trees and shrubs in the fall. Come out to improve habitat by weeding invasive plants and creating compost platforms! This project offers a great opportunity to learn about the local environment, meet the community, and get involved for a good cause!
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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Weeding and Salmon Viewing

Seattle ~ Sign Up Now!

 Directions and More Details >


Location: Commodore Park

Event Description: Bring your family and friends out to Commodore Park this summer to restore this ship canal shoreline park with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed through the Green Seattle Partnership! Commodore Park is situated in the Magnolia neighborhood, just south of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks, with a great view of the Locks and ship canal leading into Puget Sound. Volunteers will weed invasive plants from the park in preparation for the planting of a diversity of native plants in the fall. During and after the event, volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the Locks to see salmon passing through the fish ladder on their way from the ocean to Lake Washington! Salmon Journey naturalist will be onsite at the Locks and fish ladder to talk to volunteers about the fish passing through the ladder and about the amazing journey of salmon. Come to to improve habitat and see salmon!
June 29
Sunday
4:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Brickyard Brewing

Woodinville ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >


Location: Brickyard Brewing map >
                 5817 238th St SE #3, Woodinville, WA 98072

Brickyard BrewingEvent Description: Please join us to support local water by drinking a local beer! - we're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish watershed to brew their amazing craft beers. $1 per pint will be donated to The Friends. Bring your friends and have a beer for local water!
July 10th
Thursday
time TBD

Drink Local with Schilling Cider

Seattle ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >


Shilling CiderEvent Description: Please join us to support local water by drinking a local beer! - we're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish watershed to brew their amazing craft beers. $1 per drink, $2 per growler, and tips will be donated to The Friends. Bring your friends and have a beer for local water!
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Saturday
9:00am-2:30pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party CAST & DIG: 5th Annual Fly Fishing & Habitat Restoration Event

Renton ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: King County Parks Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area map >

Event Description: Grab your friends and family and come out for the 5th Annual Cast & Dig with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! We will spend the morning restoring riparian habitat, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, a raffle, and delicious lunch in the afternoon! Volunteers will improve habitat by removing invasive plants and maintaining weed suppression fabric. Enjoy BBQ fare (vegetarian options available) and learn from local specialists who will be providing casting and tying demonstrations, one-on-one lessons for all skills, and an aquatic Insect Identification lab. We'll also have casting games and raffle prizes! The art and sport of fly fishing requires passion and knowledge of river ecology as well as proactive conservation. This is an event not to miss!
July 24th
Thursday
5:00pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Flycaster Brewing

Kirkland ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >


Location: Flycaster Brewing map >
                 12815 NE 124th St, Suite I Kirkland, WA 98034

Event Description: Come Drink Local with The Friends and the brand-new Flycaster Brewing!  Please join us to support local water by drinking a local beer! We're working with local breweries that use the Cedar River/Lake Washington/Lake Sammamish watershed to brew their amazing craft beers. Bring your friends and have a beer for local water! Learn more about Flycaster Brewing >
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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party Weeding and Salmon Viewing

Seattle ~ Sign Up Now!

Directions and More Details >


Location: Commodore Park

Event Description: Bring your family and friends out to Commodore Park this summer to restore this ship canal shoreline park with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed through the Green Seattle Partnership! Commodore Park is situated in the Magnolia neighborhood, just south of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks, with a great view of the Locks and ship canal leading into Puget Sound. Volunteers will weed invasive plants from the park in preparation for the planting of a diversity of native plants in the fall. During and after the event, volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the Locks to see salmon passing through the fish ladder on their way from the ocean to Lake Washington! Salmon Journey naturalist will be onsite at the Locks and fish ladder to talk to volunteers about the fish passing through the ladder and about the amazing journey of salmon. Come to to improve habitat and see salmon!
August 28th
Thursday
4:30pm-9:00pm

Drink Local with Populuxe Brewing

Seattle ~ Everyone Welcome

Directions and More Details >

 

 

If you have any issues signing up for events, contact getinvolved@cedarriver.org. Thank you for volunteering to make our watershed better!

 

 

Volunteer Habitat Restoration Work Party
One day volunteer event planting, weeding, mulching and/or watering at natural sites in the Cedar River Watershed.

Outreach Event
Celebrate with us while supporting your watershed at these fun low-key events.
Red Dot Cedar River Salmon Journey Program Day
Free, fun, family-friendly guided tours and salmon viewing along the Cedar River. This program only runs when salmon are spawning.

Yellow Dot

Educational Event


 

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