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RainScaping: Nature-inspired Solutions to Manage Home Runoff

September 29 @ 10:30 am 11:45 am

Rainwater running off residential properties washes pollutants – such as garden chemicals, sediment and bacteria – from yards, roofs and hard surfaces and into local waterways. To reduce runoff, Snohomish County launched its pilot RainScaping campaign in 2022. A technical assistance program, RainScaping helps “do-it-yourself” households use RainScaping’s nature-inspired solutions for their yard.

Master Gardeners will learn about RainScaping’s online, step-by-step guidance – applicable to western Washington clime, soils, and plants and adaptable to eastern Washington conditions. The presentation will show the range of RainScaping solutions available, focus on specific solutions that relate directly to home horticulture, and carefully cover important site considerations. Attendees will also discover how WSU Snohomish County Extension Master Gardeners are integrally involved in RainScaping’s online and in-person educational events and workshops.

This presentation will highlight key aspects of the County’s RainScaping program, its development, upcoming evaluation, and plans underway for video production.

1.25 CE credits