• “[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

April 25, 2017
  • Free Green Schools Resources Workshop - Tacoma

    Starts: April 25, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Ends: April 25, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
April 27, 2017
  • Green Stormwater & RainWise Celebration - West Seattle

    Starts: April 27, 2017 - 4:30 pm
    Ends: April 27, 2017 - 6:30 pm
    Location: Peace Lutheran Church ELCA, 8316 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136, USA
April 29, 2017
  • Free Auto Leak Workshop - Everett

    Starts: April 29, 2017 - 9:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Sno-Isle Tech, 9001 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204, USA
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Volunteer Event: Earth Month Event - Carnation

    Starts: April 29, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Sinnema Farms, Across the street from, 26805 NE 100th St, Carnation, WA 98014
  • WNPS CPS Chapter Native Plant Sale and Environmental Fair - Mercer Island

    Starts: April 29, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Mercerdale Park, 77th SE & SE 32nd, Mercer Island, WA 98040, USA
May 3, 2017
  • Free Auto Leak Workshop - Marysville

    Starts: May 3, 2017 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: May 3, 2017 - 9:30 pm
    Location: Marysville Pilchuck High School, 5611 108th St NE, Marysville, WA 98271, USA
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