• “[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

September 2, 2016
  • Deadline to apply for Skagit Stream Team
    Time: All Day
    Dates: September 2, 2016

    Location: Skagit Conservation District, 2021 E College Way #203, Mt Vernon, WA 98273, USA
September 10, 2016
  • Soil Science Field Study

    Starts: September 10, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Ends: September 10, 2016 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 10824 NE 116th St, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA
September 20, 2016
  • 2016 South Sound Science Symposium

    Starts: September 20, 2016 - 8:00 am
    Ends: September 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Squaxin Island Tribe’s Events Center, 91 W. State Route 108 Shelton, WA 98584
October 1, 2016
  • Turn Pavement into Paradise!

    Starts: October 1, 2016 - 10:00 am
    Ends: October 1, 2016 - 1:00 pm
    Location: S. Yakima Ave and S 46th St, Tacoma WA
October 20, 2016
  • 2016 Professional Rain Garden Workshop

    Starts: October 20, 2016 - 9:00 am
    Ends: October 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Norm Dicks Government Center, 345 6th St, Bremerton, WA 98337, USA
October 21, 2016
  • 2016 Professional Rain Garden Workshop

    Starts: October 21, 2016 - 9:00 am
    Ends: October 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm
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