• “[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

November 28, 2017
  • Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property Workshop - Covington

    Starts: November 28, 2017 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: November 28, 2017 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Maple View Middle School, 18200 SE 240th St, Kent, WA 98042, USA
December 2, 2017
  • Tree Giveaway

    Starts: December 2, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: December 2, 2017 - 2:00 pm
December 6, 2017
  • 2017 ECO Net Summit - Woodinville
    Time: All Day
    Dates: December 6, 2017

    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
December 8, 2017
  • Drainage Sense Pro Workshop - Bremerton

    Starts: December 8, 2017 - 8:30 am
    Ends: December 8, 2017 - 12:30 pm
    Location: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA
January 6, 2018
  • 2018 Climate Resilience Summit

    Starts: January 6, 2018 - 8:00 am
    Ends: January 6, 2018 - 6:00 pm
    Location: Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
January 31, 2018
  • Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator for Managing Runoff Using Green Infrastructure: Addition of a Cost Module and a Mobile Web App

    Starts: January 31, 2018 - 11:00 am
    Ends: January 31, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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