• “[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

December 5, 2023
  • Salish Sea Science Roundtable (Zoom)

    Starts: December 5, 2023 - 12:30 pm
    Ends: December 5, 2023 - 1:30 pm
December 6, 2023
  • Wildlife Wednesday Speaker Series: Urban Coyotes and Carnivores

    Starts: December 6, 2023 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: December 6, 2023 - 7:45 pm
    Location: Boulevard Park, 12015, Roseberg Avenue S, Seattle, WA, 98168, US
December 7, 2023
  • Discovery Speaker Series: Restoring Kelp Forests

    Starts: December 7, 2023 - 6:30 pm
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December 8, 2023
  • Not Mars: Tools to Save Our Home Planet

    Starts: December 8, 2023 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: December 8, 2023 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
January 20, 2024
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    Location: 2211 Grade Road, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, United States
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