Urban development has introduced an abundance of hard surfaces, such as roads, bridges and parking lots. When storms come, rain washes pollution that has accumulated on these hard surfaces into our sewer system, which then feeds directly into Puget Sound. Not only does this pollute the waters that we recreate in, but it also kills salmon migrating through the polluted waters. Adding rain gardens to our city landscape helps filter these pollutants before they enter our waterways, through the process of infiltration.
Make a Difference Day
People are made a difference in their community by planting rain gardens. KING 5 and Boeing helped spread the word. Watch the 1-minute video below and learn why rain gardens can help clean Puget Sound.
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