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South Park roadside natural drainage project part of RainWise community celebration, June 15

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Join King County and community partners in South Park on Saturday, June 15, to learn about natural drainage solutions through the RainWise Program, and to celebrate completion of a new roadside natural drainage project.

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Join King County and community partners in South Park on Saturday, June 15, to learn about natural drainage solutions through the RainWise Program, and to celebrate completion of a new roadside natural drainage project.

A ribbon-cutting of the drainage project, plus refreshments and information about the RainWise Program’s rain garden rebates will be featured at this community celebration, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in South Park, 1057 S. Southern St., Seattle.

Several RainWise contractors who install rain gardens will be at the event, along with a trailer loaded with rain water cisterns of all sizes.

The South Park roadside natural drainage project was community-supported and community-built, and showcases the possibilities for more natural drainage solutions across Seattle and beyond.

The project was funded primarily by a King County Green Grant, which are awarded to projects that help improve air and water quality in the Duwamish watershed. Additional project funding came from the McNeill Family Plumb Level and Square Fund. See more information about the Green Grant Program online.

Project partners include Urban Systems Design, LDP Engineering, Green Tech Excavation, Go Natives Nursery, the King County Roads Services Division, and Professor Brian Gerich and the University of Washington Master of Landscape Architecture Design Lab.

Learn more about the RainWise Program.
King County Wastewater Treatment Division is eager to assist cities, neighborhood groups, schools, businesses, community groups and non-governmental organizations fund projects and activities that help improve air and water quality in the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound watershed.

For more information about the June 15 event, call 206-296-8361 or TTY: Relay 711 or email.