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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.

 

Oct 11
Saturday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
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Sunday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
Oct 18
Saturday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
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Sunday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
 
October 23
Thursday
Time TBA

 Beers Made by Walking Tapping Party

Seattle ~ Everyone Welcome!

Location: Naked City Brewing Map >

Event Description: Friends of the Cedar River Watershed partnered with Beers Made by Walking this year to lead local community members and brewers on native plant walks throughout the watershed. The brewers that participated in these events are creating locally-inspired beers that will be unveiled at this one-time tapping event to share their creativity! Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. More details to come.
Oct 25
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Planting along the Cedar River at Cavanaugh Pond

Renton ~ Registration Closed

Directions and More Details >


Location: King County Parks' Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area map >

Event Description: Kick off planting season along the Cedar River with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area! Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area is home to bald eagles, salamanders, pileated woodpeckers, and noted for populations of spawning sockeye salmon. Volunteers will help ensure healthy habitat by planting native trees and shrubs this fall. Cedar River Salmon Journey naturalists will be onsite giving free interpretive tours on the remarkable salmon of the Cedar River. This is a great project for volunteers of all ages and skill levels. See you along the river!
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Saturday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
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Sunday
11:00am-4:00pm

 Watch Salmon Spawning in the Cedar River

Renton & Maple Valley ~ Everyone Welcome!

Locations: Jones Park, Cedar River Park, Cavanaugh Pond, Landsburg Park & Dam Map and directions >

Event Description: Watch salmon spawning and learn from volunteer naturalists about the epic journey that salmon take from the ocean back to the Cedar River to spawn. Join us for this fun, free, and family friendly program! No registration required. Visit the Cedar River Salmon Journey for more information, map, and directions.
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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Planting at Log Cabin Natural Area

Issaquah ~ Registration Closed

Directions and More Details >


Location: King County Parks' Log Cabin Natural Area Map >

Event Description: Bring your friends and family out for a day along Issaquah Creek to volunteer with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Log Cabin Natural Area! Hundreds of acres within our own watershed supports bear, elk, and bald eagles! Log Cabin Natural Area is a critical wildlife corridor that connects Tiger, Cougar, and Squak Mountain. The natural area contains the last remaining stand of old growth forest in all of Issaquah! You can help restoration progress by planting native trees and shrubs this fall. Join the effort!


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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Green Seattle Day at Seward Park


Location: Seward Park Map >

Event Description: Come out to celebrate Green Seattle Day by helping restore Lake Washington’s shoreline habitat at Seward Park with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and Seattle Parks 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 plant native trees and shrubs, spread mulch, 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. 
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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Planting & Mulching along Lake Sammamish


Location: Sammamish Landing Map >

Event Description: Volunteer to improve habitat along Lake Sammamish 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 planting and mulching native trees and shrubs in an area cleared of invasive blackberry and ivy this summer. Join us along the lake this fall to continue progress!
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Saturday
6:00pm

 Celebrate the Cedar with The Friends and Westland Distillery

Seattle ~ Get Your Tickets! (available in October)

Location: Westland Distillery Map >
2931 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

Check back for tickets and details!
12/6
Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Habitat Restoration along the Cedar River


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. Volunteers will help to maintain restoration progress by weeding and mulching a planting site.

 

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Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm

Planting at Taylor Mountain


Location: King County Parks' Taylor Mountain Forest Map >

Event Description: Explore 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 currently has 10 miles of trails that can be utilized by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Volunteers will continue improving habitat in a newly acquired section of the mountain by planting native trees and shrubs this winter.





If you have any issues signing up for events, contact volunteer@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.
Cedar River Salmon Journey Program Day
Free, fun, family-friendly guided tours and salmon viewing at the Chittenden (Ballard) Locks and along the Cedar River. This program only runs when salmon are migrating through the Locks or spawning in the river.

Yellow Dot

Educational Event

Learn something new at a workshop.

 

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