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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!

Natural Yard Care Class

Jumpstart Your Yard:  Design and plant your yard to work for you

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
10 a.m – noon
Brightwater Center

Thinking about transforming your yard this year?  A well-planned landscape can do a lot for you, without requiring a lot in return.  This introductory class will focus on effective yard design and how to choose the best plants for your landscape. Bring in photos or a map of your yard to get specific advice from the experts.

All participants will receive *free* compost samples, plant starts, and discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale!

 

Register here:  https://jumpstartyouryard.eventbrite.com

Natural Yard Care Class

The Foundation of Your Yard:  The dirt on soil, compost, and mulch

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
10 a.m – noon
Brightwater Center

Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape!  Join a King County soil scientist for a hands-on demonstration to learn what soil is made of and how to make it work better for your landscape.  Have your soil tested prior to the class, or bring a soil sample with you to have it sent for analysis.

All participants will receive *free* compost samples and discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale!

 

Register here:  https://thefoundationofyouryard.eventbrite.com

Community Treatment Plant Tour
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017
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!

Participants must be at least 9 years old. Pre-registration is required via the King County Wastewater Education website. Note: The registration page is used for a variety of groups and events. In the "appointment details" section, indicate that you are registering for a Saturday community tour.

Natural Yard Care Class

Watering Wisely:  Tips on managing water to reduce water use and runoff

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
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:  https://wateringwisely.eventbrite.com

Careers in Clean Water Event
Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017
10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Brightwater Center

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