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What's going on at the Brightwater Center

The Brightwater Center features a wide range of free public programs and events throughout the year. Come visit for a tour or workshop to learn and discover!

Sustainable Landscape Class
Watering Wisely:  Tips on managing water to reduce water use and runoff
Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. - noon
Brightwater Center 

Watering your landscape effectively can save you valuable time and money!  You will have healthy plants and avoid paying for water that runs into the storm drain. Yard care specialists will provide advice for getting the most out of every drop.  You’ll learn about constructing rain gardens and installing rainwater catchment systems. To get you started, the Snohomish Conservation District will be selling rain barrels for $50. 

Register here:

Community Treatment Plant Tour 
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m – noon
Brightwater Center

Come to Brightwater and find out how your wastewater gets cleaned! Tour the treatment plant, learn about our amazing water system, and what you can do every day to protect our water! Today's tour is in conjunction with our World Water Day Celebration. Register for tours here

Participants must be at least 9 years old, and closed toed shoes are required.

World Water Day
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center

Come celebrate World Water Day 2018 with IslandWood, King County, and other partners at the Brightwater Education Center in Woodinville. We’ll have fun activities for all ages including art projects, science experiments, tours of our wastewater treatment plant, and more. Explore the world of water: its properties, how we clean it, what lives in it, and how it shapes the earth.

There will be both family oriented and adult oriented tours of the wastewater treatment plant. Family tours of the treatment plant leave at 10:00 and 11:30. These last about 1 hour each. An adult tour leaves at 10:00, which lasts 2 hours. Please make sure you register for the correct tour you are interested in below. Space is limited. Children must be 9 and up to attend a tour. Close toed shoes are required. The tour requires going up and down stairs, about a mile of walking, and wearing our personal protection gear.

Register here.

Careers in Clean Water Event
Saturday, March 31, 2018
10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center (in Woodinville)

Join the King County Wastewater Treatment Division for a job-shadowing event to explore careers in clean water. Staff members will be leading short, hands-on sessions to demonstrate the details of their job and share the steps needed to get hired.

This event is *free* and open to all high school students. For more information and to register for this event, click here.

Come visit

The grounds are open dawn to dusk daily.

The Brightwater Education and Community Center is open to the public Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions to Brightwater