• “[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

September 28, 2021
  • 2021 Sustainable Stormwater Symposium
    Time: All Day
    Dates: September 28, 2021

September 29, 2021
  • Webinar: All About Cisterns Webinar & Contractor Meetup

    Starts: September 29, 2021 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: September 29, 2021 - 7:00 pm
October 2, 2021
  • Feast on the Farm from Home

    Starts: October 2, 2021 - 10:00 am
    Ends: October 2, 2021 - 2:00 pm
  • RainWise Garden Celebration!

    Starts: October 2, 2021 - 10:00 am
    Ends: October 2, 2021 - 1:00 pm
    Location: 111 NE 80th St, Seattle, WA 98115, USA
October 5, 2021
  • Everett - Warm up to winter gardening

    Starts: October 5, 2021 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: October 5, 2021 - 7:30 pm
    Location: 528 91st Avenue Northeast, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, United States
October 6, 2021
  • Community Engagement Series - Water Session

    Starts: October 6, 2021 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 6, 2021 - 8:30 pm
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