• “[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

February 27, 2024
  • How to Get RainWise In-Person Workshop

    Starts: February 27, 2024 - 6:30 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2024 - 7:30 pm
    Location: Southwest Branch - The Seattle Public Library, 9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126, USA
February 29, 2024
  • PCD Rain Garden Tour & Handbook Updates

    Starts: February 29, 2024 - 3:00 pm
    Ends: February 29, 2024 - 4:30 pm
    Location: Pierce Conservation District, 308 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA
  • Webinar: Understanding Soil Health

    Starts: February 29, 2024 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 29, 2024 - 7:30 pm
  • Leaping into Our Public Lands: A Leap Year Celebration

    Starts: February 29, 2024 - 7:00 pm
    Ends: February 29, 2024 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Patagonia, 2100 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
March 6, 2024
  • Clean Water, Sustainable Building, Green Jobs Symposium & Career Fair

    Starts: March 6, 2024 - 4:00 pm
    Ends: March 6, 2024 - 7:00 pm
    Location: South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA
March 9, 2024
  • Native Plants in Community Gardens - KCD Tour and Workshop

    Starts: March 9, 2024 - 9:30 am
    Ends: March 9, 2024 - 12:30 pm
    Location: CitySoil Farm, 1300 Southwest Grady Wy, Renton, WA 98057, USA
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