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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:  Tips for designing a sustainable landscape

January 12, 2019
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 give you examples of what not to do. Bring in photos or a map of your yard to get specific advice from the experts.

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


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

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10 a.m. - noon
Brightwater Center 

Healthy soil is the foundation of a successful landscape.  Learn from a soil scientist about the components of a robust soil system and how to make it work better for your landscape.  The second half of class will be dedicated to teaching you how to make your soil even better by effectively using compost and mulch.

All participants that attend this class will receive discount coupons for the Snohomish Conservation District plant sale, and be able to scoop compost to take home!


Register here:

Natural Yard Care Class
Plant Right for Your Site: Selecting plants for functionality, aesthetics and wildlife

Saturday, February 9, 2019
10 a.m. - noon
Brightwater Center 

Did you know you can plant a landscape that has visual interest year round, provides a home for wildlife, AND minimizes water, fertilizer and pesticide use?  This class will provide information on choosing the best plants for your needs, and techniques for planting, composting, and mulching that will help your landscape thrive.

All participants will receive free plant starts and compost!


Register here:

Natural Yard Care Class
Watering Wisely:  Tips on managing water to reduce water use and runoff

Saturday, February 23, 2019
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.


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Community Treatment Plant Tour

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
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.

Register here.

Careers in Clean Water Event
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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-aged youth. Substantial snacks will be provided.

Register here for this event. 

Come visit

The grounds are open dawn to dusk daily.

Brightwater Center is open to the public Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Directions to Brightwater