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Get info on RainWise rebates at the Northwest Green Home Tour, April 26

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Join King County staff at the Northwest Green Home Tour on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to learn about the financial and environmental benefits of the RainWise Program.

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Wondering if a rain garden or cistern is right for you?

Join King County staff at the Northwest Green Home Tour on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to learn about the financial and environmental benefits of the RainWise Program.

King County’s RainWise Program tour sites will be located at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden St. in Seattle and at the South Park Neighborhood Center, 8201 10th Ave S, Seattle. Spanish and English will be spoken.

The RainWise Program offers rebates that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install cisterns and rain gardens on eligible properties in Seattle, including in South Park and Highland Park.

Besides being pretty, rain gardens help control stormwater, a significant source of pollution in Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

By controlling stormwater, people can support King County’s goal to control overflows of sewage and stormwater that occur in these waterways during heavy rains. 

The 2014 Northwest Green Home Tour is co-produced by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and Built Green. The annual event showcases 35 local, sustainable and green new homes, remodels and energy retrofits in the greater Seattle area. Visit www.nwgreenhometour.org for tour maps and more info.

Additional information about the RainWise Program is available at https://rainwise.seattle.gov/city/seattle/overview or by calling the Garden Hotline at 206-633-0224.



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