5th Ave SW Rain Gardens, September 2011
Clarks Creek got a hand with water quality with the third 2011 rain garden cluster installation on September 10, 2011. Located in the 5th Ave SW & 18th Street SW Clarks Creek Neighborhood, this installation cluster included 5 rain gardens, 5 rain barrels, and riparian plantings.
Included in the event were two give-away drawings. Dan Borba of Down to Earth Gadgets and Gizmos donated a rain barrel, complete with installation, to the event. It was actually won by a homeowner in the project area - so Dan was able to install it the same day!
As a second give-away drawing homeowner participant Georga Prossick offered a custom, handmade potting table that was donated by Paul, a local citizen and builder of handmade wood items, which was won by a lucky volunteer and went home that day to brighten her garden.
Thanks to all who turned out to make our event a success, including the 40+ volunteers and organizations in addition to the City that were on-hand to provide watershed and stewardship information including: WSU-Puyallup, Puyallup River Watershed Council, Revolution Green Power, Pierce Conservation District Stream Team, and Down to Earth Gadgets and Gizmos. Thanks to our program partners including Robert W. Droll Landscape Architecture and