Rain Gardens for Pierce County
Goal: 1,000 Rain Gardens
Rain Garden Counter
WSU Pierce County Extension
Home owners and professional installers are putting in rain gardens around the County. The WSU Low Impact Development program in Pierce County is leading the way by doing the research on rain garden designs and developing the technical specifications so that installers create a functional facility. Click on the links to get more information on rain gardens.
The link above provides lists of landscape professionals that attended training on rain garden design, installation, and maintenance. The lists are sorted by the location of the counties where the training took place. Some of the contractors provide services in counties other than where they took their training. This information can be found on each list. These lists are provided as a resource for homeowners seeking professional assistance with rain gardens.
Education and Technical Services
WSU Master Gardeners - Specially trained Rain Garden Mentors are available.
Rain Garden News
September 19, 2012 - An article in the Business Examiner tells how rain gardens have reduced water pollution metals on the Tacoma water front.
September 9, 2011 - This Old House Magazine has a feature story on Puyallup Rain Gardens. The WSU/Stewardship Partners 12,000 Rain Garden Project is referenced. Though they have a good how-to companion article, it is best to also refer to the WSU video and manual above. (Submitted by David Hymel)
Stewardship Partners and WSU continue to develop clusters or rain gardens in Pierce County communities. Go to Stewardship Partners, for more information.
The Low Impact Development link above has many usefull publications for download.
See the new Low Impact Development Research facility being built in Puyallup at the WSU research facility. Click here.