• “[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.

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

May 30, 2024
  • Streamside Landowner Webinar

    Starts: May 30, 2024 - 5:00 pm
    Ends: May 30, 2024 - 7:00 pm
June 4, 2024
  • Salish Sea Science Roundtable

    Starts: June 4, 2024 - 12:30 pm
    Ends: June 4, 2024 - 1:30 pm
June 8, 2024
  • Patagonia World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup

    Starts: June 8, 2024 - 9:00 am
    Ends: June 8, 2024 - 9:30 am
    Location: Pocket Beach, 3131 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
June 15, 2024
  • Family Nature Fair - Snohomish

    Starts: June 15, 2024 - 10:00 am
    Ends: June 15, 2024 - 2:00 pm
    Location: Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA 98296, USA
June 22, 2024
  • KCD Land and Animal Stewardship Farm Tour

    Starts: June 22, 2024 - 10:00 am
    Ends: June 22, 2024 - 12:30 pm
  • Brier Rain Barrel Painting

    Starts: June 22, 2024 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: June 22, 2024 - 4:00 pm
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