Everett Renews Rain Garden Rebate Program

March 4, 2018

Everett Government

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An example rain garden. Photo courtesy City of Everett.

The City of Everett continues to 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 qualifying 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 customized to create a beautiful addition to your 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 6, 6:30 p.m., Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
  • Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m., Everett Public Works, 3200 Cedar St.
  • Thursday, March 22, 7 p.m., Eisenhower Middle School, 10200 25th Ave. SE

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


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