Rain Garden Incentive Programs for Seattle/Puget Sound Homeowners

All across Puget Sound, local governments are seeing diverse benefits to helping private landowners build rain gardens. Generous incentive programs continue to be rolled out so check back if your area isn’t listed yet.

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In Seattle: The RainWise program, offers rebates to homeowners in specific neighborhoods for installing rain gardens and/or cisterns. EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Lake Forest Park offers mini-grants for rain gardens.

The City of Shoreline offers rebates for rain gardens

The city of Puyallup offers technical assistance and a cost-share program to homeowners who install rain gardens.

Kitsap County supports rain gardens and the Kitsap Conservation District Rain Garden Cost-Share Program for homeowners is also well underway.  Contact Teresa Brooks at (360) 337-7171 Ext. 24 for more information.

The city of Tacoma has launched its own rain garden program

Thurston County offers incentives for rain gardens

The cities of Olympia and Lacey both offer incentives for rain gardens.

The city of Bellingham offers technical support for rain gardens and rebates in some areas

Port Angeles is offering rebates to homeowners who build rain gardens and disconnect downspouts. Learn more here.

The city of Everett offers their “Let it Rain” rebate program to homeowners. More info here.

More incentive programs are being developed in other cities across the region, so check back here or ask your local city or county office if they offer rain garden incentives or will be offering them any time soon.

Fall planting party!

Planting @ Magnuson Park on Sunday Oct. 12th, noon-2pm

We will have about 30 tree's and bushes that need to be planted in the location below. Planting in this area will have a cooling effect on the pavement of Sports field drive, it will help retain water and prevent excess water and flooding to the fields below, provide habitat for wildlife as well as take in and store over 1000 lbs of Carbon! Not to mention naturally purifying the air and water that get filtered through the tree's and plants. We need your help!

Nice job Maryland!

Maryland now provides free trees to eligible land owners to help convert lawns to woodland! This means cleaner air and water, less carbon dioxide, and less pollution from lawnmowers and fertilizer.