written by Madame Parsley
This rain garden was a cost share project with WSU, City of PT, 10,000 Rain Gardens, and Watershed Stewards . My part was some of the sweat, the plants at planting time and the ongoing maintenance. This rain garden take the excess water from our roof and the property. It is filtered it into the ground water rather than running out the storm sewer and into PT bay. We also have some lateral underground flow here due to the glacial layer in heavy or prolonged rains. the garden is right on the street corner and is looked at, photographed, questions asked almost daily if I am outside by people walking past. A great educational opportunity.