Let It All Soak In: Rain Garden Resources

Rain Garden planted with a variety of ornamental sedges, rushes and Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed)

Thank you for joining me for an webinar introduction to Rain Gardens. Here is a list of resources specific to Western WA and Clark County, WA:

Publications

Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners.  WA Department of Ecology Publication Website.

https://apps.ecology.wa.gov/publications/SummaryPages/1310027.html

Rain Garden Care Guide: A Guide for Residents and Community Organizations, by King Conservation District and 12,000 Rain Gardens.

http://www.12000raingardens.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/RainGardenCareGuideComplete.pdf

Videos

Why is Stormwater Runoff a Problem? A film by the Nature Conservancy & Washington State University, 05:52 http://www.washingtonnature.org/cities/solvingstormwater

Web Resources

Clark County Public Works, Stormwater  

https://clark.wa.gov/public-works/stormwater

Rain Garden guidelines for new construction and remodels; List and map of clean water projects; Commonly asked questions; What you can do for clean water; Stream health and monitoring.

Clark County Public Health Department

https://clark.wa.gov/public-health

Find property records for septic systems and wells.

Washington 811; Call Before You Dig

Free Utility Locator Service; PHONE 811 for utilities to be located and marked.

Stormwater Partners SW WA

https://www.stormwaterpartners.com

Coalition of jurisdictions, agencies and non-profit organizations working together to protect water quality and watersheds in SW Washington.  Information for residents, businesses, contractors on water pollution prevention, Natural Yard Care, volunteer opportunities and more.

About Colleen Miko

Colleen Miko is a certified professional horticulturist with 20+ years experience in landscape design who has designed award winning gardens for the NW Flower & Garden Show as well as HGTV’s “Landscaper’s Challenge”. Colleen is freelance garden writer and speaker.
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