• “[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

June 25, 2016
  • Rain Garden Planting Party

    Starts: June 25, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Ends: June 25, 2016 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Lundeen Park, 10020 Lundeen Pkwy, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, USA
June 29, 2016
  • Habitat Stewards Training

    Starts: June 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: June 29, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 612 5th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA
  • Orca and Salmon: An Evening of Storytelling

    Starts: June 29, 2016 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: June 29, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
June 30, 2016
  • Don't Drip and Drive Leak Workshop

    Starts: June 30, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Ends: June 30, 2016 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Marysville High School, Marysville, WA 98270, USA
July 7, 2016
  • Habitat Stewards Training

    Starts: July 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: July 7, 2016 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 645 4th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA
July 9, 2016
  • Plants for Pollinators

    Starts: July 9, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Ends: July 9, 2016 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA
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