Stewardship Partners organized and grant-funded the first City of Puyallup Rain Gardens installation along with the City Planning and Stormwater groups in August 2009. Community volunteers were organized through coordinated efforts of Pierce Stream Team. There were 7 rain gardens installed for the lucky Puyallup homeowners. Ciscoe Morris, of Gardening with Ciscoe, was brought in to this event for media attention and publicity of the great community efforts and environmental demonstration and education project. Take a look at a mapping of these homes on Google Maps: Rain Gardens listings or view pictures on the Picasa album.
These lucky 7 homeowners not only have beautiful gardens that are helping their yards as well as the environment, but this same block of 8th Avenue NW is currently under planning for an overall Low Impact Development Retrofit Project funded through a cost-share grant from Ecology. Take a look at the project brochure (PDF) for more information.
Take a look at updated photographs of these beautiful, well established rain gardens 1 year after planting. Photos taken in September 2010. Browse a photo gallery of the installation event.