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Are you wondering about rain gardens?

Welcome to Washington State University Extension’s rain garden website. This site provides everything you need to know about rain gardens; from the basics of how they work to building your own — AND where to get more help if you need it.

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Register now for statewide LID training program 

Registration for the 2017 Statewide LID Training Program is now open! Some training courses begin as soon as January 17th, so be sure to register soon. Training courses fill up fast!

Click here to see the list of training currently available for registration.

To view the full 2017 Course Catalog, pre-training assignments, and additional information, please go to the Washington Stormwater Center’s website.

Most training will be held in Bellingham, Seattle, Vancouver, and Olympia with a few training courses held in Moses Lake for Eastern Washington LID professionals.

How does your rain garden grow? Best plants for the Pacific Northwest

In a green movement sweeping the Pacific Northwest, rain gardens are being installed with the know-how gained by researchers at Washington State University. Which plants are suitable for a rain garden? By experimenting on 16 rain gardens at WSU Puyallup’s Research and Extension Center south of Seattle, horticulturist Rita Hummel has figured it out.

Click Here for the list of recommended plants.

To learn more view the June 21, 2016 news release.

Free Rain Garden Poster!

We are pleased to offer this beautiful 2-sided poster for you to download. Total size is 25″ x 19″. The front is full-color and the back is black and white. For a high resolution file (92.5MB-very large) suitable for printing please contact us via email. Click here for a low resolution downloadable copy suitable for creating flyers.

Copyright Good Nature Publishing 2016 artwork by John C. Pitcher

Rain Garden poster

Rain Garden poster - back

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