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Treatment plant tours, educational activities round out series of free Earth Day events

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King County invites the public to celebrate Earth Day with free tours and other family-friendly activities that shed light on the most effective pollution prevention system in our region – wastewater treatment.

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King County invites the public to celebrate Earth Day with free tours and other family-friendly activities that shed light on the most effective pollution prevention system in our region – wastewater treatment. 

“These facilities protect our environment and serve our community by safely treating and recycling wastewater,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.  “Make Earth Day an occasion to take a tour, meet our staff, and have some fun learning about this essential responsibility.”

On Saturday, April 20, King County will open the doors of South Treatment Plant at 10 a.m. for tours, information, and an opportunity to volunteer with Stewardship Partners and Seattle University on a rain garden planting event. The plant is located at 1200 Monster Road S.W. in Renton.

Register for the plant tour (required).

On Saturday, April 27, King County and its IslandWood partners have a host of fun-filled activities planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brightwater  Center, 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville.

People are invited to explore Brightwater’s network of trails and restored habitat, and naturalists will be available to answer any questions about the local flora and fauna.

Tours of the Brightwater Treatment Plant are also available for ages 9 and up at 10 a.m. and noon.

Information and registration (required) is available online.

The events are free.

 

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