• “[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

May 7, 2016
  • Edmonds Rain Garden Planting

    Starts: May 7, 2016 - 3:30 pm
    Ends: May 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm
    Location: 1156 3rd Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020, USA
May 11, 2016
  • Living Future Conference 2016
    Time: All Day
    Dates: May 13, 2016

    Location: The Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
May 13, 2016
  • Indigenous Water Security Colloquium

    Starts: May 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
    Ends: May 13, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, 98195, 4249 Whitman Ct, Seattle, WA, United States
May 14, 2016
  • Depave Event

    Starts: May 14, 2016 - 9:00 am
    Ends: May 14, 2016 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Feast Arts Center, 1402 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, United States
June 11, 2016
  • Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife

    Starts: June 11, 2016 - 9:00 am
    Ends: June 11, 2016 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Wild Thyme Farm - 72 Mattson Road - Oakville, WA 98568
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