National Trails Day at Taylor Mountain
Taylor Mountain Forest, Hobart
Saturday, June 1 ~ 9:00am-1:00pm
Come out to celebrate National Trails Day with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks for a day of trail building and improvement at Taylor Mountain Forest! 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 miles of trails that can be utilized by hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers. Volunteers will be helping to create new sections of trail and working to improve existing networks. Join us for a day on the mountain! Ages 12 and up recommended.
Seward Park, Seattle
Friday, June 7 ~ 9:00am-3:00pm
Come out to restore a local Seattle park with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and Seattle Parks through the Green Seattle Partnership! Seward Park is 300 acres of beautiful forest land, 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 remove invasive plants, build compost platforms, 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. Join us to be a part of the story! This is a great project for volunteers of all ages and skill levels.
Morningside Park, Yarrow Point
Saturday, June 22 ~ 10:00am-2:00pm
Come out to restore at local park with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and the Town of Yarrow Point! The Morningside Park restoration will be phase-one of community-supported collaboration to restore habitat next to Yarrow Point City Hall on Yarrow Bay. Join us to remove invasive plants, build compost platforms, 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. Join us to be a part of the story! This is a great project for volunteers of all ages and skill levels.
Dorre Don Natural Area, Maple Valley
Saturday, June 15 ~ 9:00am-1:00pm
Come out for a day along the Cedar River and improving habitat with Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks at Dorre Don Natural Area! Dorre Don Natural Area is a critical dynamic floodplain for Cedar River migration. The natural area contains several side channels of the Cedar River and small islands. 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 and mulching a planting site. This is a great project for volunteers of all ages and skill levels!
Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area, Renton
Saturday, July 13 ~ 9:00am-2:00pm
Join Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and King County Parks for a riparian restoration project on the Cedar River, followed by FREE fly fishing workshops for all skill levels, guest speakers, and delicious lunch! Volunteers will improve habitat by removing invasive plants and moving weed suppression fabric. Enjoy sustainably-sourced smoked salmon, sandwiches, and salads and learn from local specialists who will be providing casting and tying demonstrations, one-on-one lessons for all skills, aquatic Insect Identification lab. We'll also have casting games and raffle prices! 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!
April 1 through October 31, Tuesday through Sunday ~ 10:00am - 5:00pm
November 1 through March 31, Tuesday through Sunday ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
19901 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend
The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is free and open to the public. This award-winning facility has walking trails, exhibits, indoor activities, a gift shop, and plenty of parking. Come explore what sustainable architecture looks like! Bring your family out to your "backyard Education Center" any time of the year.
Fourth Tuesdays ~ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Maplewood Golf Course at 4050 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton
The Cedar River Council offers an excellent opportunity to be informed about the Cedar River management issues watershed-wide. Every month, specialists come to speak to the council about everything from flood control to the Growth Management Act to the Puget Sound Partnership. Join community members and stakeholders for monthly meetings.