Water Resources Education Center

Important Winter Weather Update!

Due to snowy, slick conditions, Second Saturday activities at the Water Center have been rescheduled for 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21.

- Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service beach cleanup at the Water Center, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16, has been canceled.

- Water Center hours will be noon to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 16. 

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Welcome to the Water Center!

Whether exploring our Website or visiting our beautiful facility overlooking the Columbia River in Vancouver, you'll find a world of information designed to inspire us to become better stewards of our water resources. Teaching people of all ages how to wisely use this important, life-giving natural resource is what Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is all about.

January Second Saturday

Roll on Columbia! A Celebration of the Columbia River Watershed
The Water Resources Education Center is kicking off 2017 with a tribute to the watershed we call home — the mighty Columbia River Watershed. Have you ever wondered how big our watershed is and how it was formed? What animals call the Columbia home? How do humans depend on the watershed? Enjoy an afternoon of discovery and exploration with games, science experiments and crafts!

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

The Water Center is observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, by hosting a volunteer event. This is a family-friendly event, and volunteers will help clean the beach.