• “[My rain garden has solved] a flooding problem…and given me a chance to meet my neighbors”

    Burien, WA
  • “I don’t consider myself a gardener, so I really appreciate that my rain garden is low maintenance”

    Eatonville, WA
  • “This rain garden solved flooding, improved my home’s appearance and value and is helping the environment.”

    Puyallup, WA
  • “This project taught me about sustainability… and how one person or one household can make a difference.”

    Puyallup, WA


Join your neighbors cleaning up Puget Sound!

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Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by 2016.

home-pageYou can actively participate in this exciting campaign by installing one or more rain gardens in your community. Rain gardens will help your immediate surroundings because they:

  • Reduce water pollution
  • Prevent flooding
  • Increase home values
  • Make for beautiful, low-maintenance landscapes
  • Help your community save millions of dollars in pollution clean-up and expensive stormwater projects


Rain gardens work like a native forest by capturing and infiltrating polluted runoff from rooftops, driveways, and other hard surfaces. Meeting our campaign goal of 12,000 rain gardens in Seattle/Puget Sound by 2016 would soak up 160 million gallons of polluted runoff to protect our waterways, significantly helping stop the stormwater crisis that is threatening our waterways. Help us reduce water pollution and prevent flooding in the Puget Sound area by installing a rain garden in your area soon.

Upcoming Events

March 29, 2017
  • Soil and Water Stewardship Training - Renton

    Starts: March 29, 2017 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: March 29, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Soil City Farm in Renton
  • Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness - Seattle

    Starts: March 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: March 29, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Moore Theater, 1932 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
March 31, 2017
  • Eat Gelato, Save Salmon! - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: March 31, 2017

    Location: Gelatiamo, 1400 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
April 4, 2017
  • Center for Watershed Protection's 2017 National Conference - Webcast
    Time: All Day
    Dates: April 4, 2017

April 5, 2017
  • Salish Sea Expeditions 3 Day Marine Science and Experience Adventure - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: April 5, 2017

  • Whole Foods Market Community Support Day for Stewardship Partners - University Place
    Time: All Day
    Dates: April 5, 2017

    Location: 3515 Bridgeport Way W, University Place, WA 98466, USA
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