• “[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

August 26, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: August 26, 2017 - 11:30 am
    Ends: August 26, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 7364 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
September 9, 2017
  • Sustainable Ballard Festival - Seattle

    Starts: September 9, 2017 - 11:00 am
    Ends: September 9, 2017 - 5:00 pm
    Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5701 22nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, USA
September 14, 2017
  • RainWise Workshop - Seattle

    Starts: September 14, 2017 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: September 14, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
September 18, 2017
  • Cities Alive: Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference - Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: September 18, 2017

    Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
  • Sustainable Small Farming and Ranching Series

    Starts: September 18, 2017 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 18, 2017 - 8:30 pm
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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