Do you know where “Lake Wedgwood” is? There are any number of Wedgwoodians who might claim that “Lake Wedgwood” is the huge puddle which floods their street after heavy rains. This polluted runoff from rooftops, driveways and other hard surfaces is a threat to the environment, because the unfiltered water eventually makes its way into Lake Washington and Puget Sound.
A rain garden is non-lawn plantings around your house which will absorb water. A rain garden will help your immediate surroundings by reducing water pollution and preventing flooding. A rain garden will improve your home’s appearance and value, and will save you time and money by creating a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape instead of a lawn.
Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading a campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in Seattle/Puget Sound region by 2016. You can find out the latest in rain garden science and techniques on Tuesday evening, October 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st Street. Have your questions answered by a panel of rain garden experts, owners and builders. Enjoy complimentary Salmon Safe wine and beer along with locally sourced appetizers. Please RSVP to Kelly: KS@stewardshippartners.org or contact Aaron Clark: 206-292-9875.