• “[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

August 18, 2018
  • Rain Garden Restoration - Bellevue

    Starts: August 18, 2018 - 8:00 am
    Ends: August 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Bellevue High School - 10416 Wolverine Way - Bellevue, WA 98004
  • Stream Team Habitat Assessment Workshop - Pierce County

    Starts: August 18, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: August 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
  • Duwamish River Festival - Seattle

    Starts: August 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: August 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Duwamish River Park, 7900 10th Ave S, Seattle
August 22, 2018
  • Discover the Northwest Stream Center: Free Admission - Everett

    Starts: August 22, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: August 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA
  • Pint-Sized Science: The Waterfront - Seattle

    Starts: August 22, 2018 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: August 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Friends Of Waterfront Seattle, 1400 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
August 23, 2018
  • Oh No! Solving Difficult Problems in Green Infrastructure Projects Webinar

    Starts: August 23, 2018 - 11:00 am
    Ends: August 23, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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