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See Rain Gardens Around the City

rain gardenWhat are rain gardens?

Rain gardens can be thought of as a personal water quality system – protecting Puget Sound and other local waterways.

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.

Are you interested in building your own rain garden? Stop by these locations around the city to see what they are all about.

Village Green Tour of Gardens, Saturday, July 20, 10 am – 4 pm

Montlake LibraryRainWise Information Night, Wednesday, July 31, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Delridge Days, Saturday, August 17, 11 am – 4 pm

Duwamish River Festival, Saturday, August 17, noon to 4 p.m.