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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!

Community Treatment Plant Tour 

Saturday, Oct 13, 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! 

Participants must be at least 9 years old.

Register here.

Indoor Family Movie Night

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brightwater Center


Join us for an evening of family movie night fun at the Brightwater Center! Bring your blankets and get comfy while watching Wall-E with us! Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy during the movie. Light snacks will be provided by PCC Bothell. Doors open at 5:30pm and the movie begins at 6:00pm, with the event concluding by 8:00pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

**Must register for this event on Eventbrite (space and parking is limited).

 

Community Treatment Plant Tour 

Saturday, Nov 10, 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. 

Participants must be at least 9 years old.

Register here.

Do Your Dahlias Right:  How to Dig, Divide and Store for Winter 

Saturday, Nov 17, 2018
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Brightwater Center

Fall is upon us, and it’s time to prepare your dahlias for next year’s growing season. Join us for a hands-on class to learn how to properly dig, divide and store dahlia tubers for winter. Local dahlia experts Walt Jacenko and Caedmon Liburd will lead this workshop, answer questions, and impart any and all of their dahlia knowledge. Participants will be able to take free dahlia tubers and monthly guides home with them!

Register for this event here

Community Treatment Plant Tour 

Saturday, Dec 1, 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! 

Participants must be at least 9 years old.

Register here.

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!

 

Register here:  https://jumpstartyouryard2019.eventbrite.com

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:  https://foundationofyouryard2019.eventbrite.com

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:  https://plantrightforyoursite2019.eventbrite.com

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.

 

Register here:  https://wateringwisely2019.eventbrite.com

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.

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