• “[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

April 17, 2024
  • Watershed Education Experience: Stream and Wetland Experience: Stream & Wetland Ecology Basic Training

    Starts: April 17, 2024 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 17, 2024 - 4:30 pm
    Location: Adopt A Stream Foundation and Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St SE, Everett, WA 98208, USA
April 18, 2024
  • Webinar: Integrating Agricultural Water Use into Climate Change Impact Assessments

    Starts: April 18, 2024 - 12:00 pm
    Ends: April 18, 2024 - 1:00 pm
    Location: April Seminar: Integrating Agricultural Water Use into Climate Change Impact Assessments
  • Trail Emergency Preparedness - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

    Starts: April 18, 2024 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: April 18, 2024 - 9:00 pm
    Location: The Mountaineers, 2300 N 30th St, Tacoma, WA 98403, USA
April 20, 2024
  • 2024 Spring Great Islands Clean-up

    Starts: April 20, 2024 - 10:00 am
    Ends: April 20, 2024 - 2:00 pm
    Location: San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
April 21, 2024
  • Patagonia Seattle Earth Day Beach Cleanup

    Starts: April 21, 2024 - 9:00 am
    Ends: April 21, 2024 - 11:00 am
April 27, 2024
  • Where the Water Begins - North Seattle

    Starts: April 27, 2024 - 9:00 am
    Ends: April 27, 2024 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Discovery Park Visitor Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, WA 98199, USA
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