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Birding workshop, plant tours round out Brightwater Center winter events


Join King County and IslandWood naturalists for a series of educational events geared toward older kids, teens and adults.


Shake off winter blues with Brightwater Center’s free educational activities geared toward older kids, teens and adults.

Brightwater Center is located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville. Events are free and children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Birds of a Feather, Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m. to noon
Join the IslandWood naturalists for a winter bird event for ages 8 and up. Participants will learn about our feathered friends that don’t fly south for the winter through a guided expedition and bird-themed art project. Register at

Intro to the Birds of Brightwater, Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Adults and teens (ages 14 and up) are invited to a workshop focused on birds that call Brightwater home year-round. Islandwood naturalists will lead a walk through the habitat area and share birding tips. Register at

Open House and Plant Tours, Saturday, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to noon
Take a tour of King County’s newest clean-water facility and learn how waste is treated, recycled and safely returned to the environment. Children must be at least 9 years old to take the tour, and sturdy close-toed shoes are required. Register at:

For additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at any of the events, please contact Kristin Covey at 206-263-9412, 711 TTY Relay, or

People can also learn more about Brightwater Center on the Web at


Residents enjoy clean water and a healthy environment thanks to King County's wastewater treatment program. The county’s Wastewater Treatment Division protects public health and water quality by serving 17 cities, 17 local sewer districts and more than 1.5 million residents in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The regional clean-water agency has been preventing water pollution for nearly 50 years.