• “[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 4, 2023
  • Jumpstart Your Yard: Tips for designing a sustainable landscape and building healthy soil

    Starts: February 4, 2023 - 10:00 am
    Ends: February 4, 2023 - 12:00 pm
    Location: 22505 Washington 9, Woodinville, WA, 98072, United States
February 7, 2023
  • KCD Webinar: Streamside Restoration

    Starts: February 7, 2023 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 7, 2023 - 7:30 pm
February 11, 2023
  • Brightwater Community Treatment Plant Tour

    Starts: February 11, 2023 - 10:00 am
    Ends: February 11, 2023 - 12:00 pm
    Location: Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, 22505 WA-9, Woodinville, WA 98072, USA
February 15, 2023
  • Webinar: How to Get RainWise

    Starts: February 15, 2023 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 15, 2023 - 7:00 pm
February 25, 2023
  • Planting a Food Forest: An introduction to creating an edible landscape

    Starts: February 25, 2023 - 10:00 am
    Ends: February 25, 2023 - 11:30 am
February 27, 2023
  • KCD Webinar: Understanding Soil Health

    Starts: February 27, 2023 - 6:00 pm
    Ends: February 27, 2023 - 8:00 pm
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