Rain Gardens

Anatomy of a Rain Garden

Want to tour local rain gardens?

Check out a list of local rain gardens at 12000 Rain Gardens.

Why Install a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are a great, low-maintenance alternative to a lawn. Rain gardens can be shaped and sized to fit your yard, provide habitat for local wildlife and pollinators, recharge groundwater and can assist with some drainage issues that you may experience on your property.

Rebate Program

Are you an Everett resident interested in installing a rain garden? The City of Everett offers a $2,500 rebate to homeowners who install an approved rain garden. The rebate program has an annual timetable based on installing a new rain garden in the fall. We kick off the rebate program with informational workshops in the early part of the year. Join our mailing list to receive updates on our program offerings. Contact Apryl Hynes or 425-257-8992.

Learn about the rebate timetable and where local rain gardens are with our Rain Garden Brochure (PDF).

Workshop Dates 2018

Attend one of these free hour-long informational workshops to learn about rain gardens and how to qualify for the 2018 rebate program. No registration required. Look for the flyer in your February utility bill.

Workshop Dates:
Tuesday, March 6 • 6:30 p.m.
Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave

Saturday, March 17 • 10:00 a.m.
Everett Public Works
3200 Cedar St

Thursday, March 22 • 7:00 p.m.
Eisenhower Middle School
10200 25th Ave SE

How Much is the Rebate?

The rebate will cover up to $2,500 of project costs. Each rain garden is unique so project costs vary from garden to garden. The rebate may not cover 100% of the installation cost.

Please be sure to read through the information below to see how to qualify for the rebate program. You can also request a hard copy of the application, the Rain Garden Handbook for Western WA or the rebate packet at 425-257-8992 or by email.

Rain Garden Documents

Application Checklist (PDF)
Soil Infiltration Test (PDF)
Rebate Checklist 2017 (PDF)
Statement of Function (PDF)
Rebate Forms (PDF)

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions 2017 (PDF)
Steps to Receive a Rebate 2017 (PDF)
Sample Maintenance Agreement 2017 (PDF)
List of Rain Garden Professionals (PDF)