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Mar 01


Posted on March 1, 2021 at 3:12 PM by Allan Warren

RGimage1Photo: Example of a community installed residential rain garden.

Do you love the idea of having a garden but don’t know where to start? Let PCD and Americorps help you out! This summer we will be installing 3 rain gardens for FREE at homes in the Flett Creek Watershed.

What is a rain garden?
Rain gardens are not only beautiful to look at, but they also serve an important environmental purpose. A rain garden filters out nasty pollutants before returning runoff into the groundwater. This protects local plants and animals as well as the marine life of the South Sound. They are specifically placed to trap water flowing off roofs, driveways, sidewalks, or streets and will filter this standing water within one to three days. They are packed with native plants and attract beneficial birds and insects.

What would make you a good fit?
We are looking for at least one homeowner who is low-income and would not otherwise be able to afford the installation. It is important that you have enough space in your yard for the rain garden to be set away from the edge of the home, and that you are comfortable having a team come and work in your yard.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact:
Anna Prestbo at aprestbo@rebuildingtogetherss.org or (253) 238-0977