• “[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

September 24, 2017
  • RainWise Open House at Apostolic Faith Church - Seattle

    Starts: September 24, 2017 - 12:30 pm
    Ends: September 24, 2017 - 2:30 pm
    Location: Apostolic Faith, 7420 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
September 27, 2017
  • Watershed Masters Program - Mount Vernon

    Starts: September 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bay View Edison Road, Mount Vernon
September 28, 2017
  • Online Course: Breaking Down the Complexities of Bioretention Modeling

    Starts: September 28, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: September 28, 2017 - 12:30 pm
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: September 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave S Seattle 98118
October 7, 2017
  • WNPS Fall Native Plant Sale - Seattle

    Starts: October 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: October 7, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
October 9, 2017
  • RainWise Meet-A-Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Starts: October 9, 2017 - 3:00 pm
    Ends: October 9, 2017 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Lakewood Seward Park Community Club, 4916 S. Angeline Street
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