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Learn about rebates for rain gardens and cisterns

rain gardenRain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system. A rain garden is a shallow, constructed depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. It is located in your landscape to receive polluted runoff from hard surfaces such as a roof, a sidewalk and a driveway. Rain gardens slow down the rush of water from these hard surfaces, hold the water for a short period of time and allow it to naturally infiltrate into the ground.

What: This is your chance to have a rain garden and/or cistern on your property! Both help control stormwater. Learn about how to get up to a $4,000 rebate from the King County/Seattle Public Utilities RainWise program.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Highland Park Improvement Club

Also at this event:

  • Self-guided tour: what are your neighbors are doing to be green in their yards?
  • Fun giveaways: compost, car wash coupons, bike lights, and more!
  • Free raffles!