Everett Bringing Back Rain Garden Rebates

February 25, 2017

Everett Government


Photo courtesy City of Everett.

Given all the water we’ve had lately this may be an attractive idea for some Everett homeowners…

For the third year in a row, the City of Everett will offer $2,500 rebates to qualified homeowners who install approved rain gardens.

Rain gardens are an integral part of the city’s “Let it Rain” program that promotes reducing stormwater runoff, flooding and surface water pollution.

Rain gardens are shallow, landscaped depressions with soil and plants that soak up and filter stormwater runoff. The rebate program targets homes in flood-prone areas of Everett, but rebates are available to all Everett residents.

“Rain gardens are a wonderful alternative for homeowners who have had issues with stormwater runoff,” said Apryl Hynes, Public Works program coordinator. “They can be shaped and sized to make it a beautiful addition to a yard, while helping to protect the local environment.”

Want to install a rain garden in your yard? Attend a one-hour workshop to learn about the program and request a site assessment of your property. Workshops are free and no registration is required:

  • Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave
  • Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m., Everett Public Works, 3200 Cedar St
  • Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Middle School, 10200 25th Ave SE

For more information, visit www.everettwa.gov/raingardens.

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