• “[My rain garden has solved] a flooding problem…and given me a chance to meet my neighbors”

    STEFANIE
    Burien, WA
  • “I don’t consider myself a gardener, so I really appreciate that my rain garden is low maintenance”

    SALLY
    Eatonville, WA
  • “This rain garden solved flooding, improved my home’s appearance and value and is helping the environment.”

    STEVE
    Puyallup, WA
  • “This project taught me about sustainability… and how one person or one household can make a difference.”

    BERT
    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

August 5, 2017
  • Westcrest Park - Forest Restoration Work Party - Seattle

    Starts: August 5, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: August 5, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Westcrest Park, 9000 8th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
August 6, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: August 6, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Ends: August 6, 2017 - 4:30 pm
    Location: 6801 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
August 12, 2017
  • Salmon-Safe Saturday - Seattle

    Starts: August 12, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: August 12, 2017 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Central Co-op, 1600 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
August 15, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: August 15, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: August 15, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
August 26, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: August 26, 2017 - 11:30 am
    Ends: August 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
September 9, 2017
  • Sustainable Ballard Festival - Seattle

    Starts: September 9, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: September 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
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