Over 200 people took part in a World Water Day celebration hosted by King County and IslandWood at Brightwater Center on March 26.
Community members of all ages connected to the importance of clean, healthy water systems through art projects, outdoor exploration, science experiments and treatment plant tours.
Festivities also featured a free “all-you-can-scoop” GroCo compost giveaway. The compost, made with King County’s Loop® biosolids produced at the Brightwater Treatment Plant, recycles carbon and nutrients and provides gardeners a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers.
Event partners included the City of Bothell, Nature Vision, Friends of the Hidden River, Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, and 21 Acres Farm.
World Water Day was established by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 to spark awareness of the importance of water and sanitation and to inspire people to take action on water-related issues.
If you missed the event, don’t despair.
King County and IslandWood have big plans for more spring and summer fun at a number of events, tours and youth summer camps through August.