• “[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

June 28, 2017
  • NatureBridge Presents: An Evening with Bill Bradley & Dan Evans - Seattle

    Starts: June 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm
    Ends: June 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
June 29, 2017
  • NACTO Stormwater Webinar

    Starts: June 29, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: June 29, 2017 - 11:00 am
July 8, 2017
  • Tree Walk with Van Bobbitt - Seattle

    Starts: July 8, 2017 - 10:00 am
    Ends: July 8, 2017 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Washington Park Arboretum - UW Botanic Gardens, 2300 Arboretum Dr E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA
July 10, 2017
  • Sound Science Summer Camp - Des Moines

    Starts: July 10, 2017 - 9:00 am
    Ends: July 10, 2017 - 1:30 pm
    Location: 28203 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA
July 13, 2017
  • Planning for Equitable & Sustainable Growth Roundtable - Bellevue

    Starts: July 13, 2017 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: July 13, 2017 - 1:30 pm
    Location: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
July 20, 2017
  • Teacher Training Workshop: Teaching Climate Science in Rural Communities - Arlington

    Starts: July 20, 2017 - 9:00 am
    Ends: July 20, 2017 - 1:00 pm
    Location: Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources Building 22712 6th Ave NE, Arlington WA 98223
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