• “[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!

Click the map to see what’s happening in your community!


Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading a groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region.

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 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

July 19, 2018
  • Landscape Learning Lab - Seattle

    Starts: July 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
    Ends: July 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm
    Location: High Point Community Center, 6920 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
  • Feast on the Farm - Carnation

    Starts: July 19, 2018 - 5:00 pm
    Ends: July 19, 2018 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Full Circle Farm, 31904 NE 8th St, Carnation, WA 98014, USA
July 25, 2018
  • City Habitats Summer Workshop - Mukilteo

    Starts: July 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: July 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave, Mukilteo, WA 98275, USA
July 27, 2018
  • The Green Infrastructure & Health Guide - Webinar

    Starts: July 27, 2018 - 9:00 am
    Ends: July 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
August 15, 2018
  • Summer Chum Monitoring - Belfair
    Time: All Day
    Dates: August 15, 2018

September 29, 2018
  • Runoff Solutions Fair—Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and more - Everett

    Starts: September 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2018 - 4:00 pm
    Location: Education centers of Northwest Stream Center and WSU Extension at McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett
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