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12,000 Rain Gardens | in Puget Sound
  • “[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 24, 2019
  • MuniCon 2019 - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: April 24, 2019

    Location: Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, 17620 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188, USA
April 27, 2019
  • Career Event: Jobs for Clean Water - Woodinville

    Starts: April 27, 2019 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 27, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
May 4, 2019
  • NW Green Home Tour - Various Locations Seattle to Olympia
    Time: All Day
    Dates: May 5, 2019

May 5, 2019
  • Career Event: Jobs for Clean Water - Renton

    Starts: May 5, 2019 - 10:00 am
    Ends: May 5, 2019 - 1:00 pm
    Location: King County South Treatment Plant, 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057, USA
May 13, 2019
  • Infrastructure Week - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019
  • GrIP (Green Infrastructure Partnership) monthly meetings

    Starts: May 16, 2019 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: May 16, 2019 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Varies monthly
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