Special Events and Visiting Exhibits

The Water Center works with its community partners to provide opportunities for special events and exhibits that are designed to teach us how to be better stewards of our natural resources. Such events are designed with the whole family in mind and feature hands-on learning fun.


World Water Day: Walk for Water

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Register at 12:30 p.m. | Walk begins at 1 p.m.

Observe World Water Day with a ‘Walk for Water’ at the Water Resources Education Center. World Water Day 2015 is celebrating Water and Sustainable Development. With this family friendly walk, the Water Center hopes to raise awareness of the need for drinkable water in the United States and other parts of the world. Southwest Washington is fortunate to have a healthy supply of good, clean water. How would your family manage if you had to carry water for your home use? Join us to learn more about World Water Day – the walk starts at 1 p.m., on Sunday, March 22, at the Water Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way. Please note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Water Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way
  • Walk begins at 1 p.m.
  • Bring a container to carry water
  • Walk to and from the Columbia River
  • Invite friends and family to help carry water - just as millions do each day


Annual Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off

The Water Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed on the third Monday of January, by hosting a volunteer event. Volunteers often help clean the beach, remove non-native plants (like ivy) or plant new native shrubs or bushes. This is always a family-friendly event, but we ask that children be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Walk for Water image - filling water jugs
Walk for Water image - group walking on trail
Walk for Water image - girl pulling cart
Volunteers removing ivy
Volunteers cleaning the beach
Volunteers cleaning the wetland