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City Teams Up to Bring Rain Gardens to Lynnwood

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Rain Gardens

Last Thursday evening, 28 volunteers joined forces with the City of Lynnwood, Snohomish Conservation District, Washington State University Extension, and Edmonds Community College to help plant neighborhood rain gardens. In total, six rain gardens, 13 catchments and 52 rain barrels were installed in the Lynndale neighborhood.
The Lynnwood Rain Garden program is a five-year project funded through a Washington State Conservation Grant and the City of Lynnwood's Tree Voucher Program.

For more information on this project or to see if you qualify for a rain garden installation at your Lynnwood home, contact Robert Victor rvictor@LynnwoodWA.gov, 425-670-5216 or Derek Fada at dfada@LynnwoodWA.gov, 425-670-5242.

What is a rain garden?
A rain garden is a depression created in your landscape to allow rainwater from your roof or driveway to slowly soak into the ground instead of running off into the nearest stream or Puget Sound. Native soils are removed and replaced with a special blend of high organic soil, bioretention and mulch. Rain gardens are then planted with beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance native perennial plants, which can withstand drought and wet root conditions.

 

Contact Us

Sarah Olson
Deputy Director
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts
solson@lynnwoodwa.gov
425-670-5503

About Snohomish Conservation District
Snohomish Conservation District helps residents conserve and protect natural resources through education, technical assistance, and incentives to ensure a healthy environment and clean water. SCD is a political subdivision of state government with no regulatory authority. SCD has worked with farmers, city residents, rural and suburban landowners on a voluntary basis since 1941. SCD boundaries include most of Snohomish County and all of Camano Island.

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