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King County Parks celebrates 10 years of community partnerships and grants program
June 24, 2013
Dozens of past community partnerships and grants recipients joined King County Parks this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the innovative program aimed at creating new or enhanced public recreation facilities... Friends of the Cedar River Watershed and the Ravensdale Park Foundation were among the groups recognized at the event.
Welcome home, salmon: time to get out and see returning fish
October 12, 2012
Now is our time when salmon are returning to the watersheds of Puget Sound. Even urban streams are showing the benefit of restoration work, with fish returning to their home waters.
It's spawning season on the Cedar River
October 10, 2012
It's spawning season on the Cedar River, when salmon crowd the river to reproduce and humans crowd the riverbank to watch them.
The free annual spectacle is a great part of the Pacific Northwest circle of life, in the same clean river system from which Seattle gets its drinking water. (Here, sockeye salmon are seen transiting the Ballard Locks fish ladder on their way to the Cedar River.)
Representative Marcie Maxwell speaks at the Watershed Report Premiere
September 12, 2012
Representative Marcie Maxwell (D-41) expresses her support and enthusiasm for the Watershed Report.
Removing Invasive Plants to Benefit Cedar River Salmon
This year, Field & Stream filmed ten extraordinary conservation-focused projects across the country to highlight volunteer Heroes and the great strides they are making for fish, game, and habitat... More than 70 volunteers, including Seattle-area high schoolers, joined the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed to remove invasive Himalayan blackberry plants from the area around Cavanaugh Pond, improving habitat for Cedar River salmon.
Rain garden project helps with watershed restoration
May 3, 2012
Proving the idea of a rain garden isn’t limited to individuals, members of the Hazen Earth Service Corps in conjunction with the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed installed Renton’s first rain garden in 2010.
Tahoma students present in Olympia
February 14, 2012
Four intrepid high school students made their way through snow and ice to the state Capitol to share the ground-breaking work of the Watershed Report with the member s of the House Environment committee in Olympia.
Screening and Watershed meeting to be held
January 14, 2012
For the second year in a row, the City of Maple Valley, Tahoma School District, and Friends of the Cedar River Watershed will co-host a Community Screening of the annually updated Watershed Report. Narrated entirely by local high school students, the Watershed Report is an inspirational series of short videos that track and update positive sustainability trends in the 13 school districts and 28 cities of the greater Cedar River/Lake Washington Watershed.
Volunteers Will Be Restoring Taylor Mountain Forest
January 9, 2012
King County, WA. Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW) will be joining King County Parks to host the first of several 2012 restoration projects in a newly acquired in-holding section of Taylor Mountain Forest, Monday, January 16 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Volunteers from all over King County will have the opportunity to participate in an effort to reconnect a critical wildlife corridor between Tiger Mountain and the protected Cedar River Municipal Watershed.
Updated Cedar River Watershed Report to be presented at Tahoma Middle School
January 9, 2012
The city of Maple Valley, Tahoma School District and Friends of the Cedar River Watershed will co-host a community screening of the annually updated Watershed Report at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at the Tahoma Middle School Auditorium... Leadership students receive over 100 hours of training in public policy, project management and public speaking via “Watershed College” and innovative approach to 21st Century teaching and learning centered on inquiry, systems thinking and community problem solving.