• “[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

October 21, 2017
  • Marine Naturalist Training Course - South Sound
    Time: All Day
    Dates: October 21, 2017

  • Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property Workshop - Burien

    Starts: October 21, 2017 - 9:30 am
    Ends: October 21, 2017 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166, USA
October 25, 2017
  • Webinar: Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DST) for Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Gray and Green Stormwater Management Infrastructure

    Starts: October 25, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: October 25, 2017 - 12:00 pm
October 28, 2017
  • E-Unit Professional Development Workshop: Energy in Ecosystems - Bremerton

    Starts: October 28, 2017 - 9:00 am
    Ends: October 28, 2017 - 3:30 pm
    Location: West Hills STEM Academy 520 National Avenue S. Room 105 Bremerton, Washington 98312
  • Snoqualmie Stewardship Streamside Planting at Full Circle Farm - Carnation

    Starts: October 28, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: October 28, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA
  • Meet-a-RainWise Contractor Fair - Seattle

    Starts: October 28, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: October 28, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: City People Garden Center – 2939 E Madison St, Seattle WA 98112
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