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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.

Here’s a Rain Garden Riddle: Vegetable gardens produce vegetables. Flower gardens grow flowers. But what do rain gardens produce?

Answer:  Not more rain! A rain garden is a landscaping feature that produces clean water by filtering polluted runoff. Rain gardens are popping up in backyards and neighborhoods all across the Puget Sound region.

Want to learn more? Click on the links and dig in.

Rain garden in Jefferson County. Photo: E. Guttman1009150832cFEATURED RAIN GARDEN EVENTS

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