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Watershed Summer Public Tours

This summer join Seattle Public Utilities naturalists and staff for one of our many public tour options of the unique land and water features of the 90,638-acre protected Cedar River Municipal Watershed, the source of 70 percent of the Seattle area’s drinking water.

For information about tours and to register e-mail or call (206) 233-1515.

Preregistration is required for all tours.

Drinking Water Discovery Tour

This 3-hour interpretive tour by bus and by foot into the mountain river fed watershed is a great opportunity to see the source of your drinking water and hear the stories of this unparalleled protected watershed.

When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9:45 am – 12:30 pm
July 9, 10, 11, 16, 23, 24, 25, 30
August 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 27, 28, 29

Who: Anyone 12 years or older

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (age 12+) and seniors

Family Cedar Falls Waterfall Tour

This 1-hour family tour will visit Cedar Falls, experience its beauty and find out how important the Cedar River Watershed is to the greater Seattle Region’s drinking water.

When: Saturday June 19, tours all day (Waterfest!)
Saturday, July 17, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Sunday, July 18, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 21, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

Who: All ages

Cost: $5 (5 and under lap children are free)

Habitat Conservation Plan Tour

This 4-hour in-depth tour highlights ten years of Cedar River Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan projects. The tour will explore the role that forest ecological thinning and road restoration projects have had on water supplies, wildlife, and salmon recovery efforts.

When: Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August, 22, 9:45 am – 1:30 pm

Who: Anyone 12 years or older

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children (age 12+) and seniors

Group Water Discovery Tour

Join us for a van tour for organized groups of nine or more adults seeking in-depth information with spectacular views of Seattle’s drinking water supply. Tours are 2- 3 hours long. Group bus transportation is also an option.

When: Weekends, June; and Tuesday – Thursday, June – September

Who: Organized groups, minimum of nine people. Call for availability.

Cost: $5 per person