• “[My rain garden has solved] a flooding problem…and given me a chance to meet my neighbors”

    STEFANIE
    Burien, WA
  • “I don’t consider myself a gardener, so I really appreciate that my rain garden is low maintenance”

    SALLY
    Eatonville, WA
  • “This rain garden solved flooding, improved my home’s appearance and value and is helping the environment.”

    STEVE
    Puyallup, WA
  • “This project taught me about sustainability… and how one person or one household can make a difference.”

    BERT
    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

May 23, 2017
  • 2017 Urban Forest Symposium: Equity and the Urban Forest

    Starts: May 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
    Ends: May 23, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
May 24, 2017
  • Small-Scale, Low-Cost Green Stormwater Management Projects for Parks and Public Lands - Free Webinar

    Starts: May 24, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: May 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm
  • Green Infrastructure Projects – Communicating What Matters - Free Webinar

    Starts: May 24, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: May 24, 2017 - 12:00 pm
May 25, 2017
  • Free Auto Leak Workshop - Shoreline

    Starts: May 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: May 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm
    Location: Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA 98133, USA
May 31, 2017
  • Green Shores for Homes Training Program

    Starts: May 31, 2017 - 8:30 am
    Ends: May 31, 2017 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
June 1, 2017
  • Sustainable Cities Round Table: C&D Debris Debrief - Issaquah

    Starts: June 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: June 1, 2017 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Issaquah City Hall, 130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027, USA
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