• “[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!

Click the map to see what’s happening in your community!


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

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 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

January 19, 2019
  • SeaDoc Educator Workshop - Tacoma

    Starts: January 19, 2019 - 8:00 am
    Ends: January 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA 98407, USA
  • NGSS in Action: Understanding Urban Water Systems - Puyallup

    Starts: January 19, 2019 - 9:00 am
    Ends: January 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Washington Stormwater Center 2606 West Pioneer Puyallup, 98371
  • Salmon Safe Wine Dinner at Ray's Boathouse - Seattle

    Starts: January 19, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 19, 2019 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Ray's Boathouse, 6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
January 23, 2019
  • Watershed Teacher Workshop - Arlington

    Starts: January 23, 2019 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: January 23, 2019 - 8:30 pm
  • Trends and Incentives in Green Building - Seattle

    Starts: January 23, 2019 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 23, 2019 - 9:30 pm
    Location: 6615 Dayton Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
January 24, 2019
  • Salmon in the City - Seattle

    Starts: January 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Ends: January 24, 2019 - 7:00 pm
    Location: 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
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