• “[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

January 25, 2017
  • EPA Webinar - The Rapid Benefit Indicators Approach: A Process for Assessing the Social Benefits of Ecological Restoration

    Starts: January 25, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: January 25, 2017 - 12:00 pm
January 26, 2017
  • Free Workshop Series- Landscaping with Native Plants

    Starts: January 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: January 26, 2017 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Forterra, 901 5th Ave #2200, Seattle, WA 98164, USA
January 28, 2017
  • RainWise Info Event, Maintenance Work Party and Tree Give-Away

    Starts: January 28, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: January 28, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
January 29, 2017
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association Home Design and Remodel Fair

    Starts: January 29, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: January 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
February 2, 2017
  • UW ProHort Class: Master Pruner Series for Professionals

    Starts: February 2, 2017 - 9:30 am
    Ends: February 2, 2017 - 11:30 am
    Location: UW Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105
  • Help Wildlife & Become a Habitat Steward!

    Starts: February 2, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 2, 2017 - 9:00 pm
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