Skip to main content
King County logo

Newsroom

Natural Resources and Parks
Public Affairs


Community event celebrates RainWise success in West Seattle, April 27

Summary

Celebrate community and clean water at a rain garden celebration sponsored by King County’s RainWise program, hosted at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Story

Peace Lutheran Church invites the community to celebrate the environmental success of its recently installed rain gardens and cisterns, and to thank everyone for their part in supporting the project. 

The Green Stormwater & RainWise Celebration is set for Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8316 39th Ave S.W. in Seattle. 

Meet neighborhood ambassadors and faith-based leaders, and hear their stories of inspiration about why they chose to participate in the RainWise program. 

Also meet experienced contractors and RainWise representatives to learn how rain gardens, cisterns and other Green Stormwater Infrastructure helps protect Puget Sound water quality. 

In addition to the RainWise program installations, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division built 15 blocks of highly engineered roadside rain gardens in the Sunrise Heights and Westwood neighborhood that have reduced the ample rainfall this year from overflowing into Fauntleroy Cove.

Learn how rain gardens and cisterns capture stormwater, protect Puget Sound, and conserve water resources. Sweet snacks and hot drinks provided, along with testimonials, images, and stories from RainWise customers. Outreach staff will be on hand to answer questions and check your eligibility for participation in this rebate program that continues throughout much of Seattle. 

RainWise is a joint program of Seattle Public Utilities and King County Wastewater Treatment Division. Almost 50,000 properties in Seattle are eligible for RainWise rebates. Rain gardens and cisterns help address one of the largest sources of pollution to local waterways.

Additional information on RainWise, including a complete list of workshops and events is available online at www.700milliongallons.org/.