Interested in a Raingarden for Your Home?
You may be eligible for rebates and support! Check out these handy resources for property owners in the Tacoma area.
- Pierce Conservation District works with several homeowners each year to design and install rain gardens on their property. The result is landowners that are happy with their new gardens, while the Puget Sound receives less fertilizers, chemicals and other harmful polluted runoff.
- The City of Tacoma 's Environmental Services Department awards up to $50,000 a year in environmental grants to help educate residents and protect and restore our surface water resources. A reimbursable maximum award amount up to $4,000 is open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits.
- Pierce County provides several small grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, teachers, businesses, and individuals wishing to enhance water quality and habitat. Applicable grants for raingarden installation include:
- Puyallup Watershed (WRIA10)
- Chambers-Clover Creek
- Ask a Master Gardener
- Pierce Conservation District staff can visit you on site to determine if your property is suitable for a rain garden.
- For detailed questions or guidance, check out the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington
- The City of Tacoma offers a Homeowner Rain Gardens guide filled with details about what, when, how and where to plant raingardens on your property.
- Don't forget to check out our own Low Maintenance Tips Sheet for raingardens, including plant recommendations!