• “[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

January 19, 2022
  • Creating Habitat & Ecological Connection via Native Plants

    Starts: January 19, 2022 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: January 19, 2022 - 8:15 pm
    Location: Online via Zoom, United States
January 20, 2022
  • General Forest Health and Risk Trees Webinar

    Starts: January 20, 2022 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: January 20, 2022 - 7:30 pm
January 22, 2022
  • Online Class - Landscaping for Wildlife: Creating habitat for beneficial animals & insects

    Starts: January 22, 2022 - 10:00 am
    Ends: January 22, 2022 - 11:30 am
January 25, 2022
  • How to Get RainWise Webinar & Contractor Meet Up!

    Starts: January 25, 2022 - 9:00 am
    Ends: January 25, 2022 - 10:30 am
    Location: Online
January 29, 2022
  • Online Class - Living with Wildlife: Working with nature, not against it

    Starts: January 29, 2022 - 10:00 am
    Ends: January 29, 2022 - 11:30 am
February 1, 2022
  • Septic Care Online Workshop - Snohomish County

    Starts: February 1, 2022 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: February 1, 2022 - 7:00 pm
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