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Brightwater Center to Host Family Fun Events

Nature walks, storytelling, science adventures, and treatment plant tours are on the calendar of free events for kids and adults at Brightwater Center.

Grab your rain gear and head to Brightwater Center this fall for a series of educational events and tours hosted by King County and IslandWood.

Brightwater Center is located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville. Events are free and children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Buggin’ Out, Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to noon

Join IslandWood naturalists in this fun-filled adventure perfect for families with kids of all ages. Explore the crazy life of bugs using bug boxes, microscopes, nets and buckets. Bring your rubber boots and your love of the outdoors. Pre-register at http://bugginoutbrightwaterevent.eventbrite.com/.

Wet Walk in the Woods, Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to noon

Bundle up and join us for a rain or shine exploration of the woods that concludes with a fireside story and warm beverages in Brightwater’s community center. Pre-register at http://wetwalkbrightwaterevent.eventbrite.com.

Open House and Plant Tours, Saturday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expert guides lead tours of the inner workings of King County’s newest treatment facility. The Dec. 15 tour features gardening tips around using Loop compost made from biosolids produced at King County’s plants. Children must be at least 9 years old to take the tour, and sturdy close-toed shoes are required. Pre-register (required) at:

http://green.kingcounty.gov/wastewater-education/apptrequest.aspx.

For additional information or to request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities at any of the events, please contact Kristin Covey at 206-263-9412, 711 TTY Relay, or kristin.covey@kingcounty.gov.

--Information provided by King County.

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