• “[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

October 21, 2020
  • Snohomish CD - Everett Rain Garden Q&A 2020

    Starts: October 21, 2020 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 21, 2020 - 1:30 pm
October 24, 2020
  • Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

    Starts: October 24, 2020 - 9:00 am
    Ends: October 24, 2020 - 12:30 pm
October 29, 2020
  • Salmon in the City - Virtual Event

    Starts: October 29, 2020 - 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm
  • All About Cisterns! Webinar

    Starts: October 29, 2020 - 5:30 pm
    Ends: October 29, 2020 - 6:30 pm
November 9, 2020
  • RainWise Cistern Contractor Meetup

    Starts: November 9, 2020 - 5:00 pm
    Ends: November 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm
November 10, 2020
  • NRPA Climate for Health Ambassadors Training

    Starts: November 10, 2020 - 10:00 am
    Ends: November 10, 2020 - 2:00 pm
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