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Gardens That Protect Puget Sound

Tukwila Rain Garden Workshop & Bog Garden Planting Party

Learn how to make a rain garden or bog garden at home to protect the Duwamish River from polluted runoff, the number one source of pollution in Puget Sound. Rain gardens and bog gardens are beautiful landscape features that catch and filter polluted runoff from rooftops, driveways, and other hard surfaces. Benefits include flood reduction, pollution prevention, groundwater recharge, and habitat for birds and butterflies.

Attend the workshop to learn about green infrastructure and how to design and build your own rain garden at home. Attendees will receive a free Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners (PDF).

Gain hands-on experience at the volunteer event by planting a bog garden at the Duwamish Hill Preserve to filter polluted runoff from the parking lot. Feel free to join one or both events.

Wednesday, September 7, 6 pm – 8pm
Rain Garden Workshop
Tukwila Community Center, Room B View map >
12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila WA 98168

Saturday, September 10, 9am – noon
Bog Garden Planting Party
Duwamish Hill Preserve View map > (PDF)
3800 South 115th Street
Tukwila, WA 98168

RSVP to Stacey Gianas at Stewardship Partners a sg@stewardshippartners.org or 206-292-9875.

Presented by City of Tukwila, Cascade Land Conservancy, Friends of the Hill, 12,000 Rain Gardens, Stewardship Partners, Washington State University, and King Conservation District