• “[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 17, 2018
  • Pint-Sized Science: A Closer Look at Puget Sound - Seattle

    Starts: January 17, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Ends: January 17, 2018 - 9:00 pm
    Location: 2437 6th Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98134, United States
January 20, 2018
  • Rain Garden Workshop: Every drop counts! Rain Gardens on Rural Properties - Woodinville

    Starts: January 20, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Ends: January 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
January 25, 2018
  • Residential Rain Garden Workshop: Plan, Prep, Plant, Maintain - University Place

    Starts: January 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 25, 2018 - 8:00 pm
    Location: 3715 Bridgeport Way W University Place, WA
  • Landscaping with Native Plants - Issaquah

    Starts: January 25, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 25, 2018 - 8:30 pm
    Location: The Grange, 145 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
January 27, 2018
  • Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape - Renton

    Starts: January 27, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: January 27, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: King County South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Road Southwest - Renton, WA 98057
January 30, 2018
  • Landscaping with Native Plants - Redmond

    Starts: January 30, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 30, 2018 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
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