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Rain Gardens

Program Contact: Kendall Carman Small Farms Natural Resources Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 Ext. 682 •

rain garden

These attractive landscape features capture and hold rain and stormwater runoff, and reduce the amount of pollutants flowing into surface waters. Rain gardens are a great tool for homeowners seeking an affordable, low-tech way to improve water quality and prevent soil erosion. View the resources below to learn how to build rain gardens and design landscapes that protect Washington’s water.

Building a rain garden: