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City of Puyallup

7th Ave NW Rain Gardens, July 2011

July 2011 Rain Garden Installation - 7th Avenue NW and Wilson Drive

Returning to the well-draining soils of NW Puyallup, the second installation cluster of 2011 was completed July 23, 2011 in the neighborhood of 7th Ave NW and Wilson Drive. This cluster included the installation of six rain gardens and two rain barrels.

The City of Puyallup received support from several organizations for this installation. Funding was provided by an Ecology Capacity Grant; Pierce Stream Team provided volunteer coordination, catch basin marking, and installation assistance; landscape architecture was contracted with Robert W. Droll Landscape Architecture PS; construction was completd by Soundview Landscaping and included donated time to complete the project; rain barrels and installation were donated by Dan Borba of Down to Earth Gadgets and Gizmos.

With a strong turnout of over 40 volunteers, the installation and catch basin marking went smoothly. Take a look at the photos below of the installation event, and remember that 2011 hosts one more cluster installation!