• “[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

February 24, 2016
  • Green Infrastructure Summit

    Starts: February 24, 2016 - 9:00 am
    Ends: February 24, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, United States
March 4, 2016
  • Spring Design Permaculture Course in Seattle
    Time: All Day
    Dates: March 4, 2016

    Location: Spring Street Center, 1101 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
March 5, 2016
  • Planting/Mulching Event at Tolt-Macdonald Park
    Time: All Day
    Dates: March 5, 2016

    Location: Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground, Fall City Carnation Rd & NE, Carnation, WA 98014, United States
March 30, 2016
  • UW ProHort Class: Creating Wildlife Habitat With Trees

    Starts: March 30, 2016 - 8:00 am
    Ends: March 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
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