Since 2006, citizens and local government partners have installed more than 1000 raingardens in Washington County to protect our lakes, rivers and streams! Raingardens catch runoff from a rooftop, driveway or street and soak it into the ground before it can reach a storm sewer or nearby waterway. Raingardens also beautify our local communities and provide habitat for pollinators.
Volunteer to “Adopt-a-Raingarden” in your neighborhood today!
Adopting a raingarden is a great way to build community, keep your neighborhood looking spiffy, protect your local lakes and rivers, and get fresh air and exercise!
Here’s what you'll need to do
- Use the map to find a raingarden in need of love and sign-up using our on-line form
- We’ll contact you in a few days to drop off materials and answer any questions you might have.
- Visit your garden 2-3 times per year to weed, thin plants, pick up litter, and remove built-up sediment in the inlet.
- Contact us if you notice any major problems with the garden, such as water not draining more than 48 hours after it rains.