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.
On the map above, blue pins show raingardens that need to be adopted and green pins show raingardens that are already getting care. Click on the pins for more info about each garden.