• “[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

April 28, 2018
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Volunteer Event - Carnation

    Starts: April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Growing Things Farm, 27307 NE 100th St., Carnation, WA 98014
  • WNPS Spring Native Plant Sale and Environmental Fair

    Starts: April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 215 E, Seattle, Washington 98115
  • NW Green Home Tour - Seattle

    Starts: April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2018 - 4:00 pm
  • Rain Garden Workshop - Tacoma

    Starts: April 28, 2018 - 10:30 am
    Ends: April 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Envirohouse City-Tacoma, 3510 S Mullen St, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA
  • Pop-Up Rain Barrel Sale - Lynnwood

    Starts: April 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Lowe's Home Improvement, 3100 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA
April 29, 2018
  • NW Green Homes Tour: Stewardship Partner's RainWise, Permaculture and Passive Solar Home

    Starts: April 29, 2018 - 11:00 am
    Ends: April 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: 4920 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
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