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Are you wondering about rain gardens?

Welcome to Washington State University Extension’s rain garden website. This site provides everything you need to know about rain gardens; from the basics of how they work to building your own — AND where to get more help if you need it.

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Drainage Sense Pro Workshop – Bremerton

Friday, December 8, 2017; 8:30-12:30

This is a new half day workshop for industry professionals to expand their skills at solving stormwater runoff challenges on private property.  Learn how to design and implement successful drainage techniques based on site analysis. Get the latest on what projects require a permit and who to contact with the new stormwater code.  Click here to see complete agenda

Class is available for a variety of CE Credits. The workshop is presented by WSU Kitsap Extension & Clean Water Kitsap.  A database of businesses that have completed the training will be provided to homeowners and small business owners in Kitsap County who are seeking to hire professional firms for drainage projects.  Click here to see workshop flier


Free Rain Garden Poster!

We are pleased to offer this beautiful 2-sided poster for you to download. Total size is 25″ x 19″. The front is full-color and the back is black and white. For a high resolution file (92.5MB-very large) suitable for printing please contact us via email. Click here for a low resolution downloadable copy suitable for creating flyers.

Copyright Good Nature Publishing 2016 artwork by John C. Pitcher

Rain Garden poster

Rain Garden poster - back

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